Asylum seeker to sue Home Office after falling ill with Covid-19

Man was assured he was not at risk at Wakefield centre where he says distancing was difficult

An asylum seeker who became infected with Covid-19 after an outbreak in his accommodation – despite assurances from the Home Office that he would not be at risk from the virus there – is taking legal action against the government.

Public health officials have confirmed an outbreak of Covid-19 at Urban House in Wakefield, where more than 20 people are known to have contracted the virus.

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Link to article: www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/21/asylum-seeker-sue-home-office-ill-covid-19-wakefield-centre

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