Alison Johnstone

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national extra Death of Mercy Baguma should be a deep source of shame for Home Office

THE death of Mercy Baguma is a heart-breaking tragedy that we must take very seriously. Although exact details of Mercy’s death are still to be fully known, it seems clear Mercy and her baby were living in extreme poverty. It has been reported that Mercy was found lying dead next to her malnourished baby. Her son has been described as being “weakened with starvation.”

COMMENT Schools can be a haven for children impacted by virus

BALANCING the return of schools with public health concerns has been one of the biggest challenges for governments across the UK, and we shouldn’t be surprised at the level of interest in cases where school children have tested positive for Covid-19.