[UK] Home Office moved Covid-affected asylum seekers against orders


The Home Office moved dozens of asylum seekers involved in a Covid outbreak more than 120 miles despite an enforcement order saying they should remain in self-isolation for 14 days, the Guardian has learned.

Home Office contractors have been accused of being “beyond reckless” in their handling of the initial outbreak.

Among those who were moved despite the instruction to self-isolate, at least nine people were found to have Covid following testing, although the Home Office had initially said none had tested positive.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/02/home-office-moved-covid-affected-asylum-seekers-against-orders

Writer: Diane Taylor

Publication: The Guardian