Migrants moved to Rhodes after rescue operation


Healthcare professionals in protective suits conduct Covid-19 tests on migrants at the port of the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Friday. A vessel carrying 50 refugees sent an SOS signal 20 miles southeast off the island of Rhodes on Thursday evening. The distress signal was reportedly sent by one of the passengers who called the European Emergency Number 112 reporting a fire in the boat’s engine. Two coast guard vessels and one Greek nav boat, alongside three local boats and helicopters took part in the rescue operation. [EPA]