Number of coronavirus infections at the Espoo asylum reception center soar to 97

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Coronavirus infections at the Luona-managed Nihtisilta reception center in Espoo now stand at 97, according to Luona’s Business Director Suvi Salonen. That compares with two cases at the beginning of April and up to 25 during the middle of the month.

This angry asylum seeker accused Luona of “negligence” for allowing the number of infected people to rise to “more than 100 people (sic).” Luona states that the situation is under control and the total number of infected asylum seekers is 97.

“We tested 207 people [of the Nihtisilta reception center] on Monday and Tuesday and 72 tested positively [compared with 25 previously],” said Salonen.

The Luona business director said that the asylum reception center is in quarantine.

“I would like to commend the workers at the [Nihtisilta] reception centers who are on the frontline [protecting the asylum seekers and themselves],” she concluded.

Salonen said that the Vantaa Robert Huberin tien asylum reception center has two coronavirus infections.