About 9,000 migrants on Greece's Lesvos move into tent camp after fire

Thousands of asylum-seekers have moved into a new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesvos, government officials said on Saturday, 10 days after a fire destroyed the Moria camp.

The fire that broke out in Moria on Sept. 9 left over 12,000 people, most of them refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and various African countries, without shelter, proper sanitation or access to food and water. No one was hurt in the blaze.

About 9,000 people had been resettled in the new tent camp, set up by authorities at Kara Tepe near the port of Mytilene, by Saturday morning. A few hundred had also moved into a community centre managed by a non-governmental organisation.

Those entering the camp were being registered and tested for COVID-19. At least 214 were placed in quarantine after positive tests.

Traffic was returning to normal on the roads, where thousands of...

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