The biggest challenge for the Ministry of Justice during the coronavirus epidemic is the preparation of prisons and pre-trial detention centers to fight infection.
This opinion was expressed by the Minister of Justice Denis Malyuk on Facebook.
“The biggest challenge for the Ministry of Justice during the epidemic is to ensure that prisons and pre-trial detention centers are ready to fight the disease,” he said.
Malyushka noted that penitentiaries are closed, densely populated areas, filled with people whose health is often much worse than that of citizens in general.
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“Sooner or later, the virus will enter the penitentiary system. Most likely through GUIS employees who are in constant contact with the outside world and who can carry the disease without symptoms. The penitentiary is chronically underfunded and we cannot guarantee in advance that everything will be perfect. But we will do everything to make the negative consequences of the virus as minimal as possible, “said the Minister.
He has published an infographic on coronavirus control measures.
One of them notes that on 6 April 2020, among the convicts and those placed in police custody, GUIS staff from Ukraine and medical staff from penal establishments and pre-trial detention centers on whose territory they operated public health establishments of GUIS health establishments, no case of COVID-19 had been recorded. .
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In another infographic, it is noted that 3.6 million UAH have been allocated to provide means of individual protection to GUIS personnel, convicted prisoners and prisoners.
The Ministry of Justice informs that the delivery of gloves, masks and coveralls is scheduled for April 7, the supply of disinfectants – April 10. At the same time, it is noted that 5 million UAH will also be distributed for measures to combat coronaviruses.
As reported, according to Worldmeter, 1,344,859 people have been infected with a coronavirus worldwide, of which 278,330 have recovered, 74,635 have died.
In Ukraine, 1,319 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, including 38 fatal, 28 people recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru