Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called for the immediate evacuation of asylum seekers in squalid camps on the Greek islands saying it could cause a coronavirus outbreak.   

“The overcrowded and horrific living conditions in the camps – or hotspots – on the Greek islands provide the perfect storm for a COVID-19 outbreak,” the international humanitarian organization said in a statement on Thursday using the official name of the virus.  

Earlier this week, a Greek citizen was confirmed to be the first coronavirus case on the island of Lesbos, which currently hosts 19,000 migrants in a camp built to

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