Video: Mayor: I do not accept COVID restrictions (Sky News)
Protests are mounting against a Home Office decision to start evicting thousands of refused asylum seekers from emergency accommodation this week.
Susan Aitken, the leader of Glasgow city council, has written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, describing the move as “unconscionable” and saying: “The city stands ready to fight this.”
Three elected mayors, faith leaders from all the major religions and hundreds of NGOs coordinated by Naccom (No Accommodation Network), Asylum Matters and Migrants Rights Network have sent open letters to Patel calling for an immediate halt to the mass evictions plan.
White House staffers have reportedly been urged to stay home and not come to work if they exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19, days after President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and numerous other close associates were tested positive for the disease with Trump being hospitalized at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
According to an internal White House email obtained by New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi on Sunday night, White House staffers who show any symptoms have also been directed to “immediately contact your primary care provider” and “inform their supervisors.”
The guidance from the White House comes almost three days after the president first announced that he and his wife have been infected.
The White House has been criticized for its lax policies on mask-wearing and social distancing, with