Refugee dies of coronavirus in Greek camp

A refugee staying in the Malakassa camp near Athens has died of coronavirus, according to reports from Greek authorities.

According to the Greek authorities, a 61-year-old man from Afghanistan has died of an infection with the coronavirus in the Malakassa refugee camp. The Malakassa, Schisto and Elaionas camps have been under quarantine since early September.

The quarantine in the overcrowded camps encourages the spread of the virus among the inhabitants. In the so-called transitional camp for the former inhabitants of the burned down Moria camp alone, more than 240 asylum seekers tested positive for the virus. Hundreds of the asylum seekers are held there in tents under quarantine.