COVID-19 ‘burns’ Moria refugee camp

Fire broke out at Greece’s overcrowded migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos early on Wednesday, Reuters reported. According to Greek media, this occurred after 35 people were tested positive for COVID-19. Approximately 12,000 people have fled the camp.

Greek media reported that the fire has almost completely destroyed the camp while thousands of refugees and migrants have fled to the surrounding mountains.

The reason was the announcement that 35 people were found positive to COVID-19 and were asked be isolated along with members of their families.

However, some of them reacted to the prospect of isolation and refused to leave the camp.

Others tried to leave the camp late on Tuesday night, moving towards the mountains, to avoid contacting those infected but refusing to isolate. See a video here.

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