Greece has registered at least 17 cases of coronavirus in the Moria overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. An official from the Ministry of Immigration announced the matter on Monday.

Minister of Immigration Notis mitarachin according to Moria, 1,600 coronavirus tests have been performed so far.

The facility was quarantined last week after authorities confirmed that a 40-year-old asylum seeker had been diagnosed with a positive coronavirus. Since the beginning of March, all immigrants arriving in Lesbos have been quarantined.

According to the Greek authorities, three other refugee camps have also been quarantined. There are 11,524 cases registered in the country since the first infection appeared, as well as 284 deaths related to the coronavirus.

Already in March, Iltalehti reported on the threat of the spread of the coronavirus in refugee camps. At the time, the Norwegian refugee aid organization NRC demanded the evacuation of the camps.

Source: Reuters