Coronavirus latest: Lorry migrants tested for deadly virus after arriving in UK

The four migrants, believed to be from Somalia, were part of a larger caravan of 16 smuggled into Britain from , according to The Sun. The newspaper reported they began to feel unwell after police found them inside the back of the vehicle on an industrial estate.

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A source told The Sun test results were pending following their discovery in Biggleswade, just north of Letchworth Garden City.

They have since been “isolated” in a block of council-owned flats in Bedford.

The remaining 12 migrants are being dealt with by immigration officials, it is understood.

Kempston Police Station, where all 16 were held, was closed and deep cleaned to ensure any potential spread of the virus was curtailed.

The four are currently being held in a council flat in BedfordThe four are currently being held in a council flat in Bedford (Image: GETTY)

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A separate group of immigrants smuggled into the country were discovered inside a container at King George Dock in Hull.

Police would not confirm if any of these had yet been tested.

Meanwhile, cases in the UK took a sharp rise as 12 new confirmed cases were announced.

It took the total to 51.

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Eight of the new patients had recently travelled from .

Fresh cases also included the first to have traveled from Germany.

The other had been to Singapore, Japan and Iran, this

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