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Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 8.03am GMT A charity taking legal action to call for the release of hundreds of people with underlying health disorders held in immigration detention in the UK, the Press Association reports. Detention Action says a “significant proportion” of the about 1,500 people detained over their immigration status in the country have serious underlying health conditions that place them at “a significant risk of serious harm or death” during the Covid-19 crisis. 7.52am GMT Afghanistan has reported 33 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, marking the biggest one-day rise in the war-torn country, Akhtar Mohammad Makoii reports from Herat, the country’s worst-affected city. One death has also been reported, raising the total number of deaths to two. The latest death is a 45-year-old woman who died of Covid-19 last night in Herat. Continue reading…
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