Anxiety in UK prisons as 19 inmates test positive for coronavirus

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Youngest Prisoner: Fatima is Spain's youngest prisoner abroad. Credit: Shutterstock

THE Ministry of Justice has confirmed that 19 inmates across 10 UK prisons have tested positive for Covid-19, 24 hours after it announced jails across England and Wales would be stopping visits in a bid to reduce the spread of the virus.

A number of prisons have already confirmed cases of Covid-19 as cases soar across the UK and Boris Johnson orders Britons to stay inside.

Concerns and anxiety over coronavirus continues due to the close proximity of prisoners and fears staff will go off sick.

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Yesterday the Ministry of Justice confirmed visits have been cancelled to protect staff, inmates and families.

Prisoners meanwhile, will only be allowed to leave their cells for showers or to use the phones and exercise.


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