It partially emptied the Pournara First Reception Center in Kokkinotrimithia, after the widespread cases of coronavirus that broke out among the population living there.
In the face of the fear of uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus inside the Center, yesterday, the authorities moved with lightning speed and a giant operation was organized to move migrants in the area of "Limnes" in Mennogia. A total of 585 people were transported in 47 trucks of the Steyr National Guard, after more than 80 cases of coronavirus were detected. The Closed Center in the area of Limnes in Mennogia would be open at the beginning of the new year, however, its operation was accelerated so that there would be no outbreak of the virus.
Yesterday at the Pournara Center there were more than 1.900 people and the numbers are increasing daily, since the arrivals of immigrants are continuous.
Regarding the cases, most of the infected were transferred to the EDEN center in Tersefanou. The rest, like their hundreds of contacts, are in a special area in Pournara and are isolated from the other immigrants. The detection of dozens of cases has signaled an alarm to the competent services in recent days, as migrants were circulating in the area and there are fears of widespread dispersal both inside and outside Pournara. Yesterday, rapid tests were performed on the entire population of the Center in an attempt to isolate those who are positive for the virus.
In the meantime, according to information from "F", Pournara "closed" for the immigrants after the reactions of the residents of the area for crime and causing concern. Since last Sunday, the movement of informal immigrants on the streets of Kokkinotrimithia and other nearby villages has been banned, as was the request of the residents. The police with six patrols, monitor the area and do not allow anyone to go out and roam in the neighboring areas, so as not to cause concern.