MANILA – At least nine (9) female inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) from the Pasay City jail have tested positive of the coronavirus after swab tests were conducted on them by BJMP personnel on Wednesday (July 8, 2020).
Wearing personal protection equipment (PPE), police can be seen here escorting the nine female inmates out of their prison cells en route to Payatas Isolation Facilities in Batasan Quezon, City.
As a result, the BJMP implemented an intensified disinfection and sanitation operation of all cell wards to prevent the spread of the disease.
City jails and living quarters of inmates are very much exposed to harmful micro-organisms like coronavirus. MIKE TABOY and Benjamin Cuaresma