02/09/2020: Coronavirus reaches Moria | AYS Daily Digest

Given these living conditions it seems a wonder that the virus did not reach the camp much earlier. This must be attributed in large part to the tireless work of refugee-led organizations in the camp like Moria White Helmets and especially the Moria Corona Awareness Team. From the first news of the virus reaching Europe, the Moria Corona Awareness Team formed and started various campaigns in order to inform the people in the camp about the virus and how to protect oneself and others.      read more
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Greece reports first coronavirus case in Moria camp | ekathimerini.com

A man living in one of Greece’s overcrowded island migrant camps has tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports Wednesday. The case involves a 40-year-old man from Somalia living at the Moria camp in Lesvos, the reports said. The man, who has been granted refugee status, recently returned to Moria camp after failing to settle in Athens, the reports said.      read more
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Covid toll rises to 246 as three more patients die | ekathimerini.com

Three people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in the 24 hours since the Health Ministry’s last official update, raising the nationwide toll from the pandemic to 246, according to unconfirmed reports. The latest victims of the coronavirus outbreak in Greece were reported as being a 65-year-old woman who died at a hospital in Mytilini on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Tuesday night, an 83-year-old man from Grevena in northern Greece who had been transported to a hospital in nearby Ptolemaida and died on Wednesday, and a 90-year-old female patient at the Papanikolaou General Hospital in the…
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MSF forced to close COVID-19 centre on Lesbos | msf.org

A COVID-19 isolation centre set up on the island of Lesbos, Greece, by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to close, after local authorities imposed fines with potential criminal charges, related to urban planning regulations. MSF strongly condemns the authorities’ failure to identify a solution to keep the isolation centre open when there is still a risk of coronavirus COVID-19 spreading through nearby Moria reception centre. There, more than 15,000 refugees are living in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions.      read more
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