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Jamaica calls for deportation flight from UK to be halted over Covid fears

High commissioner urges Home Office to stop flight after outbreak among those due to be onboard

The Jamaican government has called on the Home Office to halt a controversial deportation flight to the island nation scheduled to leave on Wednesday due to concerns over “importing” the Delta variant of Covid, the Guardian has learned.

A flight is scheduled to take off from Birmingham airport at 1am with about 25 Jamaican nationals expected to be onboard. Many of those due to be removed have convictions for drug offences, some relatively minor ones and some more major.

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