Some 1,000 susceptible refugees beforehand settled in overcrowded camps on the Greek islands are being moved to hotels quickly due to the hazards posed by the novel Corona Virus, the European Union’s Interior Commissioner Ylva Johansson stated on Tuesday.
The migrants are to be moved from camps on Lesbos and different islands to be housed in vacant hotels, Johansson wrote on Twitter, thanking the U.N. Refugee Agency, International Organization for Migration, Greek authorities and EU Commission for his or her efforts in making the transfer potential. She additionally praised the generosity of the Greek folks.
“EU values in apply, even in such attempting occasions,” Johansson wrote in her tweet.
Some have been transferred to vacant hotels on the islands and the mainland on Tuesday, whereas the others are due to observe on Wednesday, a European spokesman stated.
Amid the epidemic, politicians and nongovernmental organizations have repeatedly known as for the camps to be cleared fully, given the overcrowding and poor hygiene circumstances. Although there’s formally solely area for 7,000 in the camps on Lesbos, Samos, Kos, Leros and Chios, they presently home some 40,000 migrants.