A Greek police operation is underway, since early this morning, on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees from the streets and estates of Kara Tepe to the new camp.

In the operation, which is being monitored by the Ministers of Citizen Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis and Immigration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis, involves strong police forces, including 70 female police officers who were sent to Mytilene specifically for this purpose by the General Police Directorate.

According to the apparent plan of the operation, the Police has blocked parts of the route where the immigrants and refugees live and are directing them to the new camp.

Meanwhile, the Greek Police is taking great protection measures for the coronavirus. Policemen are equipped with special protection uniforms, while for the moment, the Greek riot police, given that there are no reactions – are monitoring the whole process from a distance.

Today is the ninth day since a fire broke out at the Moria refugee camp leaving 13,000 people sleeping on the streets, estates and businesses’ courtyards that have also been closed for the last nine days. Sources from the Ministry of Civil Protection stated that “the operation has a clear humanitarian content and aims at protecting public health”.