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17 Migrants and Refugees that Arrived on Greek Island Tested Positive for COVID-19

Seventeen of the 38 migrants and refugees that arrived on Lesvos on August 4 were found positive for COVID-19.

The municipality of Mytilene said that the 17 persons that have symptoms will remain in isolation at the quarantine building at Kara Tepe for 14 days and afterwards they will undergo a second blood test.

Since August 1,2020, two more dinghies carrying migrants and refugees have arrived on Lesvos. The first with 32 people on board arrived on August 3 and the second carrying 48 people arrived on Saturday 8 August.

It is noted that all migrants and refugees that arrive on Lesvos are set in isolation in the context of measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

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