Prisons Dept: Physical Deepavali visits suspended, inmates can use Skype, prepaid phone calls to reach out to family


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Prisons Department has suspended social visits for Deepavali to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The department said Friday (Nov 13) that prisons will instead make available Skype facilities or prepaid phone calls for inmates to get in touch with their families.

"This is a preventive measure to control the transmission of Covid-19 in prisons, ” it said.

The public may get in touch with the relevant prison for more details. - Bernama

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