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World Deportation flight prisoner tests positive for Covid

06:15  05 december  2020
06:15  05 december  2020 Source:   bbc.com

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One of the 13 prisoners deported from the UK to Jamaica on Wednesday has tested positive for Covid -19, the Jamaican Warning that issues linked to Windrush have "not been resolved," they argued the planned deportation flight brought "credible risks of unlawful and wrongful deportations "

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One of the 13 prisoners deported from the UK to Jamaica on Wednesday has tested positive for Covid-19, the Jamaican government has confirmed.

  Deportation flight prisoner tests positive for Covid © Getty Images

The man is being held in isolation at a hospital in the capital, Kingston.

The Home Office said he was on the flight, but said it could not comment until the test had been confirmed.

The flight has already attracted controversy, with critics warning that people might be wrongly removed, as in the Windrush scandal.

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The plane, containing 13 convicted criminals, took off on Wednesday. Twenty-three other prisoners were left off it following legal challenges.

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(CNN)At least 44 migrants who were on the same deportation flight from the US to Guatemala this week have tested positive for Covid -19, two Guatemalan government sources told CNN.

Prisoner tests positive for COVID -19. The Prison Service has announced that a prisoner at the Port-of-Spain Prison has tested positive for COVID -19.

The man, who did not want to be named on safety grounds, told the BBC he was tested for Covid-19 three days ago on arrival to Jamaica and on Friday received confirmation that he had coronavirus.

He has been taken under police escort to the St Joseph's medical facility in the Jamaican capital, Kingston, where he will be held under quarantine for 14 days.

The Home office said all 13 men were offered tests on arrival, but could not confirm if the men had been tested before being deported from the UK last Wednesday.

Ninety public figures, including model Naomi Campbell and actress Thandie Newton, signed an open letter last month calling on airlines not to carry out Wednesday's flight.

Warning that issues linked to Windrush have "not been resolved," they argued the planned deportation flight brought "credible risks of unlawful and wrongful deportations" and urged airlines to boycott it.

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The campaigners warned the UK "frequently" seeks to deport people whose crimes are linked to forced labour, and processes for identifying victims of trafficking were in "disarray".

A separate letter last month signed by over 60 mostly Labour MPs and peers also called for the flight to be cancelled.

Priti Patel posing for the camera © PA Media

Home Secretary Priti Patel said the references to Windrush were "deeply offensive".

She said she made no apologies for seeking to remove what Downing Street has termed "dangerous foreign criminals".

Ms Patel previously told the Daily Mail that it was "misjudged and upsetting" for "ill-informed Labour politicians and do-gooding celebrities" to invoke Windrush in their campaign.

The scandal - which came to light in 2018 - revealed that many people from Commonwealth countries, who had legally entered and settled in the UK, had been threatened with deportation and some had been wrongly deported by the Home Office.

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