Pregnant Somali asylum seeker tests positive for coronavirus in Greek facility


A 28-year-old pregnant asylum seeker from Somalia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Migration and Asylum Ministry announced on Monday.

The woman, who is six months pregnant, lives at a reception facility in Kranidi in the Peloponnese. She tested positive for the coronavirus at Nafplio hospital on Sunday.

According to the Ministry, the woman is reportedly asymptomatic and has now been placed under quarantine at the facility, a hotel rented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The hotel houses a total of 470 asylum seekers who come from sub-Saharan Africa.

Health authorities are now tracing all the people who potentially had been exposed to the virus.

A 39-year-old woman from Sudan, who was being housed in the same facility, passed away on Saturday, but the Ministry clarified that according to the woman’s medical history, she was not infected with the coronavirus.




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