Considerations for COVID-19 management in reception centers for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, Spain 2020.

Hoefer A, Pampaka D, Castrillejo D, Luenga-Cabrera J, Paisi M, Herrera-León S, López-Perea N, Del Diego-Salas J

Int J Infect Dis - (-) - [2021-12-21; online 2021-12-21]

Shortly after the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world were urged to leave no population behind. Following a COVID-19 risk evaluation in a refugee and asylum seekers reception center, in September 2020, we considered the priorities of managing COVID-19 in these settings. We encourage actions on four fronts to reduce the COVID-19 associated burden amongst these vulnerable populations based on our interviews, observations and recommendations: (i) decongestion, (ii) facilitated testing, (iii) screening for symptoms and (iv) targeted public health and risk communication.

Category: Health

Category: Social Science & Humanities

Type: Journal article

PubMed 34952212

DOI 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.12.341

Crossref 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.12.341

pii: S1201-9712(21)01240-6
pmc: PMC8690219

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