One person has died in Greece’s Covid-19, the first asylum seeker to die from the coronavirus since an epidemic broke out in Greece in late February, a government official told Reuters.
The children, a 1-year-old Afghan, a father of two who lived in a migration camp in Malacca north of Athens, were treated and died at a hospital in Athens, the official said, adding that authorities were looking for his contacts.
It was not immediately clear how long he was in the hospital.
After positive tests for the new coronavirus, the Malkasa camp, which has had about 1,000 migrants since September, has been isolated.
Many other migration facilities in Greece have been sealed off or movement has been banned to prevent the spread of the virus.
Greece is the main gateway to the European Union for those fleeing the conflict in the Middle East and beyond. More than one million people reached its shores from Turkey in 2015-16.
At least 110,000 people currently live in relocated facilities – 40,000 of them in crowded camps on five islands.
Greece’s largest migration camp on the island of Lesbos exploded this month, trapping about 12,000 people. Most of them have now moved to temporary tent camps on the island.
Greece reported 218 covid-19 cases and three deaths on Sunday, with the first case reported in late February bringing the total number of infections to 17,444.
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