Seventeen out of the 38 migrants and refugees who arrived on the shores of the Plomari area on the Greek island of Lesvos on August 4 were found to be infected by the coronavirus and have been put in quarantine.
As announced by the Municipality of Mytilene, the 17 people who are show symptoms of Covid-19 will remain in isolation in the quarantine structure in the hospitality area of Kara Tepe for 14 days, when they will be re-tested.
Two other boats carrying migrants had arrived on August 1. Another, with 32 passengers arrived on the night of August 3rd in the area of Mystegna and yet still another, carrying 48 refugees and migrants, arrived on Saturday, August 8 on a beach in northeastern Lesvos.
As a precaution, all new arrivals are being held in isolation either in the Kara Tepe hospitality facility or in the corresponding facility in Megala Therma in northern Lesvos, as a precautionary measure against the spreading of the coronavirus.