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Germany plans to take 1,500 refugees from Lesvos, other islands

In a sudden change of course, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer   are planning to take in around 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, German media reported on Tuesday. Those who will be relocated will be some 400 families with children, Greek Skai TV reported. …

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Coronavirus infections in Moria refugees camp rise to 17

health authorities have confirmed 17 coronavirus cases at the hotspot of Moria, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Tuesday morning. In the last three days, teams from National Health Care Organization (EODY)have received samples from 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and so far the test results form 1,600 are …

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Moria camp placed under quarantine after first case of coronavirus

The refugees and migrants camp Moria on the island of Lesvos was place under quarantine on Wednesday after officials confirmed the first coronavirus case in the facility currently hosting 12,800 people. The patient is a 40-year old recognized refugee from Somalia who developed fever on Monday and was tested positive …

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Greece’s Civil Protection tightens restrictions in Zakynthos, Lesvos, Imathia

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Friday a series of extraordinary restrictions including the mandatory use of mask in- and outdoors on the islands of Zakynthos and Lesvos. At the same time, it places the regional unit of Imathia, western Macedonia to regime of increased surveillance. The strict restrictions aim to …

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Over 5000 coronavirus cases in August may force Greek Gov’t to new restrictions

Greece’s health experts are highly concerned about the coronavirus in the country as the cases reached an average of 230 case per day in the last two weeks. Infections in the month of August reached 5,207, that is over half of a total of 9,531 cases since the beginning of …

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Civil Protection imposes coronavirus restrictive measures on Lesvos

Greece’s Civil Protection decided to place the island of Lesvos under increased epidemiological surveillance and to impose restrictive measures on the island in the north-eastern Aegean Sea. The measures ban the operation of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues from midnight until 7 o’ clock the following morning. Furthermore, a maximum …

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Two migrants on Lesvos tested positive to COVID-19

Greece’s Migration Ministry confirmed on Tuesday evening that two migrants have been tested positive to COVID-19. They had arrived on the island of Lesvos with boats from Turkey last week. The two migrants are asymptomatic and have been placed in isolation within a temporary refugee accommodation facility at Megala Therma, …

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Moria: Medical center opens outside camp for possible coronavirus patients

The First Aid infirmary opened on Saturday outside the migrants and refugees reception center in Moria, Lesvos. The medical center facility is for first assessment of possible coronavirus incidents among the population of the asylum seekers hosted in the hotspot. According to north Aegean regional governor Kostas Moutzouris the medical …

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Irish far-right agitator attacked on Lesvos

Another foreign far-right agitator who sought to “live his (racist) myth” in Greece has been attacked by suspected antifascists on the Aegean island of Lesvos. Irishman Rowan Croft – who styles himself Grand Torino – was attacked by antifascists on the street during a live YouTube broadcast on Thursday evening. …

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Lesvos: German neo-nazis against migrants; get beaten by locals

A group of five neo-nazis from Germany and Austria landed on the island of Lesvos amid the migration crisis and one was them was sent to hospital after they provoked locals opposing their presence. “We will do to you what we did to you in Kalavryta” the neo-Nazis have been …

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Greek Navy NAVTEX restricts Navigation around 3 islands to prevent migrants’ influx

Greece is stepping up deterrence measures at the sea border to Turkey as the government expects the pressure at the Evros borders to be transferred to the northeast Aegean islands. The Greek Navy issued a Restricted Navigation Warning (NAVTEX) for the sea areas within the Greek territorial waters and for …

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Lesvos: Navy ship to transfer new arrivals to “pre-deportation” camps

A ship of the Greek Navy arrived at the port of Mytilini in Lesvos on Wednesday morning. The ship will house hundreds of refugees and migrants who arrived on the island after March 1, but they are not allowed to submit asylum application following a recent government decision to temporarily …

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Migrants and refugees camp at Lesvos port as locals prevent access to Moria UPD

Dozens of migrants and refugees have camped at the port of Lesvos capital Mytiline after locals hindered them from moving to the hotspot of Moria. More than 400 men, women and children arrived by boat from the Turkish Coast on Sunday and were met by angry residents who oppresively demand …

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