All new convicts destined for Ghana’s prisons will be thoroughly screened and quarantined for 14 days, the Ghana Prisons Service has announced.
This is one of the precautionary measures put in place to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the various prisons.
On the back of that, all the 44 prisons dotted across the country have been directed to identify special cells and rooms to be used for the screening process and quarantining of suspected coronavirus cases which may be presented at any of the facilities.
The decision comes at a time that the confirmed cases of the deadly virus in the country have risen to seven, barely a week after the first two imported cases were recorded.
Concerns have been raised about measures to ensure the global pandemic does not enter the country’s overcrowded prisons.
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