Regional units of Greece

Another 604 migrants bound for deportation to be transferred to the mainland

The government on Friday began transferring a total of 604 migrants from the islands of Samos, Chios and Lesvos to closed facilities on the Greek mainland.

The transfer concerns people that entered Greece iafter March 1, 2020, when the government decided to suspend the asylum procedure for all new arrivals amid an influx of arrivals from the coast of Turkey.

Islands want to self-isolate

Local authorities, especially on the Greek islands and in regions far from large urban centers, are calling on the government to take further measures to ban the unnecessary movement of people within the country to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Two villages in Kozani quarantined over coronavirus deaths, infections

Two villages in western Macedonia were quarantined on Monday where authorities have recorded in the past few days three deaths from the new coronavirus and more than 10 infections, according to the General Secretariat of Civil Protection.

The villages, Damaskinia and Dragasia, are located between the towns of Kozani and Kastoria.