Tag: coronavirus

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14 Days Quarantine for Migrants Arriving in UK

Migrants arriving in the UK now face quarantine for 14 days The UK Government has now said that all those arriving in the UK via an airport must quarantine at a private residence for 14 days, starting from June due to the Coronavirus...

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Asylum Seekers Intercepted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boats Carrying Asylum Seekers Intercepted During Bank Holiday in the UK Over the bank holiday weekend, around 140 boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted in the English Channel. A spike in the number of those attempting to...

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Hostile Environment Leaves Migrants in Limbo

Migrants Suffer Under Hostile Environment During COVID-19 You would be forgiven for assuming that, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Home Office would automatically relax or entirely scrap its widely condemned hostile environment policies. Yet...

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International Workers’ Memorial Day & COVID-19

Today, Tuesday 28th April, is International Workers’ Memorial Day; a day dedicated to those killed, disabled, injured or who have been made unwell due to their work. This year, perhaps more so than ever, the day feels especially poignant. With too...

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Furloughed Employees Urged to Help ‘Save the Harvest’

The government’s Environment Secretary George Eustice has urged millions of furloughed employees to help pick fruit and vegetables during June’s harvest season.  The agricultural sector is highly reliant on migrant labour during the summer...