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Imprisonment places in Ukraine are possible sources for Covid-19 outbreaks

Source : 112 Ukraine

The human rights organization urges to assume all possible measures to prevent and control coronavirus spread in imprisonment places
14:52, 14 August 2020

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The imprisonment places remain to be the sources of the Covid-19 spread as Human Rights in Ukraine reported.

It is specified that over 52,000 people stay in the penitentiary facilities and pre-trial detention center in Ukraine. Besides, about 28,000 people work in these institutions. Thus, it turns out that such kind of institutions faces a high level of risk of coronavirus outbreak and should be constantly observed.

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Moreover, the message said that penitentiary facilities still face problems with medical aid and besides this fact, they are highly crowded.

The human rights organization urges to assume all possible measures to prevent and control coronavirus spread in imprisonment places.

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As of August 14, 1,732 new cases of coronavirus infection observed in Ukraine. Totally, 87,872 got infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of pandemic; 46,797 patients recovered, while 2,011 died from the complications. 39,064 people are still infected.

As we reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved new criteria of classification of the regions on quarantine zones. According to innovations, the average number of a PCR method and ELISA method testing should make not less than 24 testings per 100,000 of the population during the last seven days.

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