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Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS


Lesvos, the small Greek island notorious as Europe’s primary landing point for forced migrants from Asia and Africa since 2015, confirmed its first COVID-19 related death on 30 March. Testing across the island quickly confirmed 10 cases among the local population, spreading fear of an uncontrollable outbreak in the densely and overcrowded migrant and refugee camps on the island.


Bhaba, Jacqueline, and Vasileia Digidiki. "The Urgent Need to Transfer Vulnerable Migrants From Europe’s Largest Migrant Hotspot." BMJ Opinion. April 24, 2020.