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UK urged to repatriate family with Covid from camp on Syria-Iraq border

Pleas are being made for the repatriation of a British family who have contracted Covid-19 in a detention camp on the Syria-Iraq border.

They include a toddler with respiratory problems and an adult with asthma, according to campaigners, who say members of the family were trafficked into Isis-held territory.

The charity Reprieve said the family were unable to access adequate care and faced a “real risk of life-threatening illness, and possibly death”.

The family have reported serious symptoms including fever, difficulty breathing, coughing, weakness and vision problems, according to a letter by Reprieve, which quoted medical experts including a paediatrician expressing grave concerns.

Read the full story in the Guardian.