Corona-cases among migrants: Spain's fear of the Virus in the Dinghy

The borders in North Africa are still closed. But the crowded boats in the dangerous path. After the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the stream of migrants see

Corona-cases among migrants: Spain's fear of the Virus in the Dinghy

The borders in North Africa are still closed. But the crowded boats in the dangerous path. After the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the stream of migrants seemed to be across the Mediterranean to dry up the sea first. But these times are over: Nearly 200 people arrived in the past few days, from Africa to the Spanish coast. Thus, there is growing concern that migrants could bring back the Coronavirus that Spain and Italy are only just under control, have brought.

Hans-Christian Rößler

Political correspondent for the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb, with its headquarters in Madrid.

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On the Spanish Atlantic island of Fuerteventura, the number of infected migrants increased to more than 30. They came up with two boats from the Moroccan-annexed Western Sahara. From there, more and more migrants are trying to reach the Spanish Canary Islands.

a few days Ago, the Moroccan Navy stopped in front of Tarfaya, a ship; 37 people onboard tested positive to the Virus. From Italy, were discovered on Wednesday 28 Infected, which the German Organisation of the Sea had saved Watch. According to human rights began in Morocco in order to test targeted African migrants waiting on the coasts for months, desperate to Spain ferry. Of even greater concern to the North African country in the worst Coronavirus outbreak in the Region of Kenitra, North of the capital Rabat.

infection of fruit-factory

He had started in the two Spanish processing plants for fruits. More than 900 workers were infected in one week. Morocco was just about to relax its stringent output restrictions. The new infection the number of Infected more than 11,000 rise on Thursday were reported throughout the country, additional 372 new infections; 214 people were killed. Impatient, the Moroccans were particularly on the Opening of their borders. But the government in Rabat, will not push, and continues to be careful. Of approximately 30,000 nationals sitting since March abroad, among them thousands of workers in Spain, were so far, only 3,000 to return home.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 12:19

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