Police on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the Moria fire camp to a new tent city nearby.
Seventy female officers in protective suits were sent to arrange the transfer of the women and children to the Kara Tepe temporary camp.
On Wednesday, four Afghan asylum seekers were charged with starting a fire that destroyed Moria last week.
A government official said 1,800 had been relocated to Kara Tepe by early Thursday.
But many migrants and refugees remain willing to stay in Lesbos, as Moria was overcrowded and scandalous. They hope to go elsewhere in Europe, especially Germany.
More than 12,000 people fled the Moria flames and most have since fallen asleep, lacking food, water and shelter.
Officers began waking families early Thursday to transfer them to the new camp. Footage from the scene shows female officers dressed in white talking to migrants.
Migrants are being tested for coronavirus before entering Kara Tepe. Reuters news agency reports that 56 Covid-19 positives have been found and authorities are trying to keep the infected isolated. A police spokesman told AFP the operation was aimed “at protecting public health”.
The fire broke out last week after 35 people tested positive for coronavirus and some refused to be put in isolation after months of blockage.
During the operation to move migrants to the temporary camp, the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) wrote on Twitter that it had been denied entry to its new clinic in Lesbos by Greek police.
People from 70 countries were sheltered in Moria, most of them from Afghanistan.
The German government has now agreed to take in 1,553 migrants from Moria – they are from 408 families who have received refugee status.
Earlier, Germany also said it would accept up to 150 unaccompanied minors. Greece flew 400 children to the territory last week and EU countries have agreed to take them, though details are not yet clear.
Since the 2015 migrant crisis, numbers arriving on Greek islands near Turkey have dropped significantly, but Greek camps, like those in Italy, remain overcrowded.
Greece and Italy have blamed the richest northern nations in the EU for failing to share the burden as irregular migrants – including refugees from war zones – continue to seek a new life in Europe.
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]