Asylum seekers sent to hotels after Covid outbreak at former UK army barracks

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Of 400 men at military site, about 100 who tested negative for virus are being rehoused to self-isolate

About 100 asylum seekers being housed at a former army barracks are to be transferred to hotels to self-isolate after a significant Covid-19 outbreak at the repurposed site.

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There were about 400 men held at Napier barracks near Folkestone, Kent, and roughly a quarter of the population, who had tested negative for the coronavirus, would spend 10 days in hotels inside and outside the district, Folkestone and Hythe district council (FHDC) said.

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