Asylum seekers ‘crammed into 24-bed hostel rooms and forced to share’ despite Covid risk

Asylum seekers are being put into hostels and forced to share rooms crammed with dozens of beds despite the rise of Covid, reports claim.

About 500 men are said to be at a hostel in Southwark, South London, despite a local council calling the facility unsafe to house rough sleepers.

That was said to be because of an inability to maintain proper social distancing in light of the rise of coronavirus.

It has been reported that because of a Covid outbreak at the facility in recent weeks a number of people had been infected.

It comes after new figures revealed the number of people who had made the dangerous journey across the English Channel in small boats this year had doubled the total for all of 2020.

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