Lesvos. Greece. March 12, 2020. According to the ANT1 news, two suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified at the notorious Moria refugee camp on Lesvos. They were two men who had fever and cold symptoms, of Albanian and Somali origin.
Updated with an important tweet of No Borders. According to No Borders these cases were not in Moria, but in the Mytilene police department. They were tested negative. We apologize for spreading these rumours, Aegean Boat Report usually is a good source, but this time they got it wrong. We decided to keep the article online so our readers can see themselves how msm is spreading fakenews and/or rumours and how fast we can get into that trap, of course we added the tweet. BUT NOTE: the report by ANT1 news is NOT true! Read the tweet:
Originally published by Agean Boat Report Facebook page.
The the two men were immediately taken to Mytilene Hospital where they were quarantined, those living together with the two men were also allegedly quarantined. Samples from both were sent to Athens and the results are expected in the next couple of days.
News of a confirmed case of Covid-19 on Lesvos has already sparked fears of the impact of an outbreak at the overcrowded Moria refugee camp, where refugees live in dire conditions with appalling hygiene and little medical care. An outbreak under such conditions would be extremely challenging, if not impossible to control.
Hopefully these two suspected cases comes out negative, but it’s just a matter of time before this outbreak find it’s way to the refuge camps, if it hasn’t already arrived.
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