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Greece quarantines second migrant camp

Greece has quarantined a second migrant camp on its mainland

after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The country's migration ministry said the Afhgan patient lives with his family at the Malakasa camp along with hundreds of asylum seekers.

He has been transferred to a hospital in Athens.

The move comes just a few days after authorities also quarantined the Ritsona camp in central Greece, after 20 people there tested positive for COVID-19.

More than 110,000 people live in migrant facilities across the country

- with 40,000 in overcrowded camps on five islands.

Aid groups have urged the government to evacuate such facilities

amid fears the fast-moving virus will spread rapidly in the squalid and crowded conditions.

Greece has reported more than 1,600 cases of COVID-19 and dozens of deaths.

It's imposed a nationwide lockdown and banned arrivals from non-EU countries as well as Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain


- measures that have hit its tourism reliant economy.