Coronavirus outbreaks highlight limited progress in disbanding hotspots for migrants

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Coronavirus, Migration, Refugees, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Giannis Papanikos/Fosphotos

While Greek government officials are beginning to express reserved optimism over the success of the lockdown measures in controlling the spread of coronavirus among the general population, a handful of confirmed cases in migrant housing facilities have highlighted the risk posed by crowded living conditions in the camps.

In a teleconference with the Greek Migration Ministry last week, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson reiterated her call to Greece to disband the congested island hotspots which currently house about 40,000 migrants.

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