Greece reports the fourth death from the Corona virus


(MENAFN – Youm7) The authorities in Greece announced today, Sunday, that a new death was recorded as a result of the new Corona virus (Covid-19), bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 4 cases, and the Greek newspaper “Catherine” reported on its website – that the case For a 53-year-old patient, he died early today in the city of “Thessaloniki”, and he had been transferred to the hospital there from the city “Kozani” last Tuesday, and he is in critical condition.

The newspaper indicated that he is the youngest deceased so far, but he is like the previous three deaths.
On Saturday, Greece announced that the third death was recorded, while the number of injuries reached 228.

The medical aid charitable organization, Doctors Without Borders, urged Greece to immediately evacuate migrants from camps piled on its islands, as a result of the escalation of the threat of the new epidemic of Corona virus, which is spreading rapidly among people in dire conditions.

Greece officially announced the first death from the virus Thursday, and was in the city of Patras, western Greece. At the time, the authorities confirmed 117 cases of the virus, including one on the island of Lesbos where the Moorea refugee camp is located.

“We must be realistic, it will be impossible to contain the virus outbreak in camps experiencing such conditions,” the organization said, adding that it has not yet monitored any contingency plan in the event of a virus outbreak.

More than 40,000 asylum seekers live in these camps, which host five Greek islands, far beyond their absorptive capacities.

The organization did not specify alternative places to suggest to the Greek authorities to move the migrants, but stressed that Greece and the European Union must take swift steps to avoid a catastrophe.



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