GERMANY HALTS REFUGEE PROGRAM WITH TURKEY TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

Germany has suspended refugee intake programs including a deal with Turkey, an interior ministry spokesman said Wednesday,The interior ministry has halted the programs on refugee resettlement “due to the restrictions on travel,” said the spokesman, add...

Germany has suspended refugee intake programs including a deal with Turkey, an interior ministry spokesman said Wednesday,

The interior ministry has halted the programs on refugee resettlement “due to the restrictions on travel,” said the spokesman, adding that they would resume “when possible.”

Since 2012, Germany has taken in refugees from camps in countries such as Turkey and Lebanon under a so-called “resettlement program,” with a target of helping about 5,000 every year.

Source: National News Agency