European migrant crisis

67 migrants land on island of Lesvos

Two boats carrying a total of 67 migrants and refugees landed on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos late Thursday.

Most of the passengers were from Afghanistan and African countries, while 16 were from Syria.

Authorities said all the migrants would be kept in quarantine for the next 14 days as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Latest migrant arrivals on Lesvos fuel concerns

Authorities are concerned over a possible spike in migrant inflows after a third boat arrived on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos since the beginning of May on Sunday, with 36 people on board from Afghanistan and African countries.

The migrants were transferred to a makeshift structure in Megala Therma for 14 days of quarantine.

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