34 inmates in East China prison confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19

34 inmates in East China prison confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19

The Jakarta Post-World·2020-02-21 19:49

A total of 34 inmates were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), in a prison in east China's Zhejiang Province, according to a press conference held by the provincial government Friday.

The Shilifeng Prison in the city of Quzhou has been closed off, and every patient is receiving medical treatment, according to the briefing.

The provincial department of justice said an officer of the prison was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on Jan. 29. He had visited Wuhan, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, from Jan. 14 to 19, but he deliberately concealed the fact and went back to work in the prison after the trip.

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