The corona virus is rife in the asylum seekers’ center in Delfzijl in Groningen. The COA shelter service reports on Thursday that twelve residents have been tested positive for the virus.
A resident reported complaints to the medical service of the azc at the end of last week. This person was tested and found to have contracted the corona virus. After a contact investigation by the GGD, a test was conducted at several residents, twelve of them were also found to be infected.
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The infected asylum seekers have been placed in home isolation, according to the COA. Their housemates are also in quarantine. Five residents who fall into a risk group have been transferred voluntarily to another location. Other residents are asked to report if they have (mild) complaints, so that they can immediately be tested for corona.
The COA has announced that, together with the GGD, it will keep a “close eye” on the situation in the asylum seekers’ center. If necessary, additional measures are taken. Furthermore, asylum seekers are informed by means of posters and flyers in various languages about the applicable corona rules, such as keeping a distance of 1.5 meters.
Image: Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers