Growing calls to evacuate Greek refugee camps amid virus threat

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Πέμπτη, 19 Μαρτίου 2020
Growing calls to evacuate Greek refugee camps amid virus threat

Author: Moira Lavelle | aljazeera.com | 19 March 2020

As Greece sets rules for refugees to stop infection spreading, NGOs renew calls to clear overcrowded, unhygienic camps.

Athens, Greece - For most people living in crowded refugee camps on the Greek islands, following the measures recommended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection is just not possible.

In the Vial refugee camp on the island of Chios, even if they wanted to, people cannot keep a three-foot distance from someone who is coughing or sneezing, as the World Health Organization suggests.

It is also almost impossible to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people - a new Greek policy.

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