NGO urges govt to plan for possible Covid-19 outbreak in prisons

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  • Wednesday, 20 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: The government is urged to look into prevention and treatment strategies in the country's prisons immediately to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks like the ones taking place in prisons overseas.

Positive Malaysian Treatment Access and Advocacy Group (MTAAG+) director Edward Low said in an interview that no announcement had been made yet on the number of inmates tested for Covid-19 and there was concern that the Prisons Department does not have the capacity to test prisoners for the disease.

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