27 new illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos, mostly Africans

Two boats carrying 58 illegal immigrants arrived at the shores of the Aegean island of Lesvos on Saturday.

One boat carrying 20 people came ashore close to the town of Molyvos, in the north of the island, while the second carried 38 people and alighted at Tsonia in the northeast.

Since the start of July, the total number of illegal immigrants who have reached Lesvos now stands at 98.

The immigrants will be tested for coronavirus by a health team of the National Organisation for Public Health (EODY) and then transferred to the quarantine facility at Megala Therma in northern Lesvos.