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Lockdown in migrant camps in Greece

AS the Schengen area closed its external borders last week, in a move designed to replace the closing of member states’ national borders against imported Covid-19 infection, some internal barriers still went up in Europe. The day after the European commission’s announcement, the Greek government introduced a set of measures that would apply to the migrant camps in the Greek islands…

Vial migrant camp, Chios, Greece. Credit: Apostolos Veizis

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 21 March 2020. To continue reading, click here.