Virus Outbreak: Prisons become virus hotspot in China - News Summed Up

Virus Outbreak: Prisons become virus hotspot in China


AFP, BEIJINGMore than 500 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in prisons across China, authorities said yesterday, prompting the sacking of a slew of officials. China’s Hubei Province said that 271 cases were reported by its prisons on Thursday, including 220 that had previously not been known to provincial authorities. Most of those cases were at the Wuhan Women’s Prison in the province’s capital, Chinese Bureau of Prison Administration Director He Ping (何平) told reporters. The warden of Wuhan Women’s Prison was removed for failing to prevent the outbreak, the Hubei Daily reported. IRANIran yesterday confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases, two of whom have died, with the outbreak there coming just as the country votes in a parliamentary election.


Source: Taipei Times February 21, 2020 15:56 UTC



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