Originally published by Medecins Sans Frontieres on 12/03/2020

Summary

Health authorities must have a plan that includes measures for infection prevention and control, health promotion, rapid identification of cases, isolation and management of mild cases, as well as the treatment of severe and critical cases.With none of these in place, the evacuation of the camps on the Greek islands is critical.Forcing people to live there as part of Europe’s containment policy was always irresponsible but it is on the verge of becoming deadly if no action is taken to protect people.