Containment is done tent against tent. Families are crowded in hundreds, with rudimentary hygiene. In Grande-Synthe (Nord), there has already been a case of coronavirus, and some fear rapid spread. “It's too dangerous, the virus is likely to spread quickly here“explains a migrant. Only one water point for drinking and washing is available. Many associations have had to close, leaving migrants all the more vulnerable.
Very few meal distributions are made. The humanitarian situation is alarming, and concerns the inhabitants of the surroundings. In Calais (Pas-de-Calais), two cases have already been identified. Medical consultations take place three times a week, but respecting barrier movements seems impossible. The prefecture has started to shelter around 100 migrants, on a voluntary basis.