MSF protests closure of COVID-19 ward for migrants on Lesbos

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Παρασκευή, 31 Ιουλίου 2020
MSF protests closure of COVID-19 ward for migrants on Lesbos

Author: Benjamin Bathke | infomigrants.net | 31 July 2020

File photo taken June 2020 of Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.  Credit : Picture alliance

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said it has been forced to shut down a coronavirus isolation center for migrants on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. MSF said it closed the center after local authorities allegedly imposed fines and threatened with criminal charges.

The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Thursday said Greek authorities pressured it into closing a COVID-19 center for migrants on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea.

"MSF has been forced to close" the facility "after local authorities imposed fines with potential criminal charges, related to urban planning regulations," the medical charity said in an online statement from July 30.

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