WARNING: Contains images that some may find distressing
We’ve spoken to a group of asylum seekers housed in a hotel in southern England, all showing the signs of infectious disease.
A group of Afghan asylum seekers told TNM in mid-November they were dealing with severe symptoms of infectious disease. They showed us the sores, blisters and spots that have spread across their bodies.
They said they were going to walk for more than an hour to a hospital to seek medical help.
The men had all been recently held at - what they describe to be - Manston migrant centre in Kent. They were then sent to hotel accommodation more than 100 miles away in the south of England. We have verified their account.
Despite flagging their symptoms to the staff at Manston and the hotel, the asylum seekers said they have not received enough medical help.
The Manston asylum centre was in the news because of the poor conditions there with people having to sleep on the floor for weeks and diseases spreading like scabies and diphtheria.
Our conversations with asylum seekers who were held at Manston since the end of October
suggest asylum seekers were not properly medically checked before being moved from the centre.
The asylum seekers were then sent to hotels despite still experiencing the symptoms of infectious disease.