8 inmates recover from COVID-19


DAILY OBSERVER: Eight more inmates are now COVID-19 free after they were recently retested for the deadly virus, Acting Superintendent of Prisons Jermaine Anthony revealed.

Those inmates are officially cleared to reenter the general population at Her Majesty’s Prison.

According to Anthony, there are “11 inmates in our medical quarantine facility who are still positive for Covid-19. So that would bring us now where we would have had 37 cases of Covid-19 in the prison and a total of 26 recoveries so far.”

The remaining 11 inmates will be retested on Thursday.

On March 4, the first virus case at ‘1735’ was confirmed after an inmate showed symptoms and was sent to the hospital for medical attention.

He returned a positive test which triggered institution-wide testing on March 6 and 7.

Then, on March 13, the prison administration confirmed that 32 asymptotic inmates had tested positive and three corrections officers tested positive.

Later that month, all inmates confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus were then transferred to the newly retrofitted Crabb’s facility.


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