Greece extends migrant camp lockdown again amid criticism





Greece has extended a coronavirus lockdown on its migrant camps for the fifth time. The move has prompted accusations that the government is using the pandemic to limit the migrants' movement.

The Greek Migration Ministry announced on Saturday that the country's migrant camps would remain under lockdown until at least July 19. The restrictions began over 100 days ago, on March 21.

"By a joint decision of the Ministers of Civil Protection, Health and Immigration and Asylum, the measures to restrict the movement of residents in the Reception and Identification Centers are extended until July 19, 2020, in order to prevent the occurrence and spread of COVID19 cases," the statement from the Migration Ministry said.

Source: Infomigrants

Writer: Marion MacGregor