Cyprus Mail

Boat carrying migrants refused entry (Updated)

A boat carrying around 100 migrants that was spotted approaching the coast of Cyprus, some 10 nautical miles off Cape Greco, on Friday was refused entry, police confirmed.

A police vessel, in line with the measures recently adopted by the government that restrict access to the country to safeguard citizens against the further spread of coronavirus, stopped the vessel before anyone could disembark.

The migrants were provided with essential food and water supplies, and with fuel as they were given instructions, with the help an interpreter, to change their course and set sail for another destination.


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