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coronavirus – Mytilene: 243 cases have been detected at Kara Tepe center for refugees


From September 12, 2020 to September 20, 2020, EODY units operate in the new reception structure for refugees and immigrants in Mytilene (KYT Kara Tepe), having carried out a total of 7,064 rapid antigenic tests (rapid test) to detect the coronavirus. 243 new infections were found (3.44%), including 128 men (52.7%), with an average age of 24 years. In addition, 40 members of various NGOs were examined, as well as 120 police officers working at KYT in Kara Tepe, whose result was entirely negative.

Chrysochoidis for Kara Tepe: no one will leave without legal documents
It was clear that no refugee or immigrant will leave Mytilene without legal travel documents, Civil Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said. Speaking to SKAI radio, Mr Chrysochoidis added that there is now an acceleration of asylum procedures and all requests from new applicants will be taken into account. At the same time, he noted that in the new structure that has been built in Kara Tepe, there are 9,200 refugees and immigrants who are there voluntarily.

The minister said there were already 350 police officers in the camp and many more would be hired for security and law enforcement, which is a top priority, and promised normalcy would be restored in the city for inhabitants of the island. Mr Chrysochoidis reiterated that our borders are now sealed and that he will not be allowed to observe the phenomena which have occurred recently.

“A mosquito does not pass through Evros with the help of the fence.” On the front line there is the police with staff and experienced people, while at sea the port does an excellent job, ”he noted characteristically.Regarding the protests that have taken place in recent days in Attica, he noted that 95% were in compliance with the law, noting that the protesters were on the sidewalk or in a flow of traffic.


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