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UK News Prisons: 19 inmates test positive for coronavirus in 10 jails

20:30  25 march  2020
20:30  25 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

Man, 84, first coronavirus death in British prison

  Man, 84, first coronavirus death in British prison The inmate at HMP Littlehey, a category C male sex offenders’ jail in Cambridgeshire, reportedly had underlying health issues.The inmate, named by sources as convicted paedophile Edwin Hillier, was serving at HMP Littlehey in Cambridgeshire.

Nineteen inmates across 10 UK prisons have tested positive for coronavirus , the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. It comes after it was announced earlier today that prisons 'They situation there has been growing more tense every day, as there is no effective way to apply social distancing inside a jail .

(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual Weinstein was sent to Wende last Wednesday, the day before the state prison system stopped accepting inmates from local jails in an effort to

a man holding a gun: File photo of inmates and prison guards move items inside a prison. Some 19 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus across 10 jails, the Ministry of Justice said (Anthony Devlin/PA). © Anthony Devlin File photo of inmates and prison guards move items inside a prison. Some 19 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus across 10 jails, the Ministry of Justice said (Anthony Devlin/PA).

Some 19 inmates have now tested positive for coronavirus in 10 different prisons.

The number of cases, which the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said was accurate as of 1pm on Wednesday, has jumped up by six in 24 hours.

Jails in England and Wales were put on immediate lockdown on Tuesday with all visits cancelled as it emerged thousands of staff were in self-isolation.

Jo Farrar, chief executive of the Prison and Probation Service, told the Commons Justice Committee around 4,300 prison and probation staff overall were self-isolating at present.

Scottish prison visits suspended amid coronavirus pandemic

  Scottish prison visits suspended amid coronavirus pandemic The move came after a 'rising concern' from inmates and staff, as well as guidance from Public Health. The statement read: " COVID-19 is impacting on all areas of life, including here in the prison estate. "We have been considering all the necessary steps that we could take to prevent the risk of the virus spreading and difficult decisions have to be made to protect the health of those living and working in our prisons. "The Scottish Prison Service has today taken the difficult decision to suspend visits across our estate.

Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault, the head The New York City jail system that includes Rikers has reported at least 19 inmates and 12 staff members being diagnosed with coronavirus as

Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for COVID- 19 , and has been put into isolation in New York state prison , according to a report from a local newspaper. Weinstein is one of two inmates at Wende Correctional Facility who have tested positive for coronavirus , according to the Niagara Gazette, a

Some 3,500 were prison staff – representing about 10% of the workforce – and four have tested positive for Covid-19, each in separate jails.

There have been three prisoner escort and custody services staff and eight probation staff who have also tested positive.

Around 50,000 protective masks have been delivered for staff to use and a ban on bringing hand sanitiser into the prison had been lifted.

Defying coronavirus guidance will be treated as criminal offence .
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said Police Scotland will be given the power to arrest people and force them into isolation.Defying the measures introduced in response to the Covid-19 outbreak will be a criminal offence, with officers able to detain culprits to protect public health.

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