‘Coronavirus doesn’t respect barbed wire’: concern mounts for Greek camps

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Calls grow for EU countries to accept refugees as outbreaks fuel fears that virus could rampage through overcrowded facilities

The spectre of coronavirus striking severely overcrowded refugee camps in Greece has hovered menacingly for months.

International aid organisations, human rights groups and doctors have sounded the alarm. With the spread of the pandemic, calls for action to prevent impending medical catastrophe have become shriller. In Aegean islands on the frontline of the crisis, health carers speak of days gained, not won.

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