Britain is eradicating 39 asylum seekers from a barge moored in southern England after environmental samples confirmed legionella micro organism within the water system
LONDON — Britain is eradicating 39 asylum seekers from a barge moored in southern England after environmental samples confirmed legionella micro organism within the water system.
The transfer got here simply days after the boys had been moved to the floating hostel amid authorities efforts to cut back the price of sheltering the rising variety of folks looking for asylum in Britain. The federal government expects the Bibby Stockholm to deal with as much as 500 grownup males.
“As a precautionary measure, all 39 asylum seekers who arrived on the vessel this week are being disembarked whereas additional assessments are undertaken,’’ the Dwelling Workplace, which offers with immigration points, mentioned in an announcement. “No people on board have introduced with signs of Legionnaires’ (illness), and asylum seekers are being supplied with acceptable recommendation and help.”
Plans to make use of the Bibby Stockholm as lodging for asylum seekers has been suffering from controversy and delays, with opponents expressing concern about security and whether or not it was acceptable to deal with folks fleeing conflict and persecution in such cramped situations.