Coronavirus storms migrants’ hostel in Greece: 150 cases found

Around 150 migrants in a quarantined hostel southwest of Athens, Greece, tested positive for coronavirus, according to an announcement from the Greek authorities on 21 April. None of them are showing symptoms. 

Greek Civil Protection Agency chief Nikos Hardalias announced that “Everything is under control right now,” but that they needed to take some preventive measures. 

This will count a third migrant facility infected by the virus. Already in previous weeks,  a 53-year-old Afghan migrant tested positive for the coronavirus disease in Malakasa camp near Athens, and 20 more positive cases were found in Ritsona comp.



Photo credit: Nikolia Apostolou
Photo caption: ATHENS, GREECE. NOVEMBER 2018. A child refugee is in his mother’s arms at the Amurtel, centre for refugees, where they get help with breastfeeding and diapers.