BuCor, BJMP ramp up efforts to protect inmates vs. Covid-19

Originally published by Benjamin Pulta – Philippine News Agency on 17/03/2020


This article highlights statements made by the Bureau of Corrections (“Bucor”) spokesperson concerning the steps taken to protect and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on prisoners.The spokesperson stated that inmates are urged not to congregate and have been provided with hygiene kits and protective masks. Additionally, all facilities are off-limits to visitors except for food deliveries, which are screened. The Bucor has also purchased personal protection equipment (PPEs) and misting machines to disinfect areas, personnel, and equipment. Finally, they are conducting an information drive for prisoners’ education in personal hygiene in order to fight the spread of disease.

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