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


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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