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Staff at a detention centre in NSW are ignoring fears cramped conditions will aid the spread of coronavirus, detainees and advocates say.
Issa Andrwas, a detainee at Sydney's Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, says social distancing rules are not being enforced by the home affairs department. "We are not supposed to be gathered together but two or three people are sleeping in one room," Mr Adrwas told AAP from inside Villawood.
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties says overcrowded detention centres are ripe for the spread of infectious diseases.