UK asylum applications fall sharply during lockdown

Posted by on May 28, 2020 8:56 am
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Home Office says 800 requests lodged in four weeks, and initial decisions on cases also fell

The number of applications for asylum in the UK has plunged during the Covid-19 pandemicas restrictions in the UK and the rest of the world have disrupted travel.

In the first four weeks of the UK lockdown, 800 applications were lodged, a fall of 69% from the 2,500 made in the preceding four weeks.

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