Fears of catastrophe as Greece puts migrant camps into lockdown

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
Fears of catastrophe as Greece puts migrant camps into lockdown

Author: Laura Spinney | theguardian.com | 21 March 2020

A child next to tents on Lesbos, Greece

As the Schengen area closed its external borders last week, in a move designed to replace the closing of member states’ national borders against imported Covid-19 infection, some internal barriers still went up in Europe. The day after the European commission’s announcement, the Greek government introduced a set of measures that would apply to the migrant camps in the Greek islands.

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