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Friday 24 April 2020

DGAPR: Coronavirus Screening Tests in Various Penitentiaries

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DGAPR: Coronavirus Screening Tests in Various Penitentiaries

The General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) decided, in coordination with the competent health and administrative authorities, to carry out screening tests for coronavirus in the different prisons as part of a proactive and preventive approach.

In a press release, the DGAPR said that a total of 1,736 people did the test, including 961 inmates, 711 civil servants and 64 employees of companies operating in the establishment, noting that all the test results from 47 establishments were negative, as well as partial results from 10 prisons.

The results of 16 other establishments are not yet available, added the same source.

In addition, the DGAPR said that two officials at the Salé 2 local prison have tested positive, noting that they will take another test to confirm their contamination with covid-19.

The results concerning the local prison of Oujda and that of Tétouan showed that one person in each of the establishments tested positive, noted the General Delegation, adding that these two people took another test which turned out to be negative, which required a third test, the results of which have not yet been revealed.

Regarding the local prison of Ouarzazate, the test results revealed the contamination of 207 detainees and 62 civil servants working in this prison, in addition to another civil servant who was supposed to replace one of the employees already contaminated, added the same source, noting that the test results of 55 detainees are not yet available, while the analyzes will be repeated for three other cases.

The press release also said that in coordination with the competent local and health authorities, the local prison in Ouarzazate was equipped with mobile units inside a private space, including all the supplies necessary for the application of the coronavirus treatment protocol for infected prisoners.

Within the framework of strengthening the protection of civil servants inside the establishment, the wearing of special uniforms for the employees as well as for any person interacting with the prisoners, at the entry and the exit of the prison, was generalized.

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