62 inmates and 4 prison staff Faro test positive to Covid-19

It revealed the Directorate General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP).

There are 62 inmates and four workers in the Prison Faro infected with the new coronavirus, revealed today, Sunday, the General Directorate of Reinsertion and Prison Services (DGRSP).

In a statement, this entity explained that, after an inmate of the Farense prison tested positive, the prison's contingency plan was activated.

This involved quarantining the inmates and testing them as well as the staff, which happened yesterday, Saturday.

This Sunday, the results were known, which point to the existence of 66 cases.

The positive inmates, who are asymptomatic, were all placed in the same wing of the prison, where they are in isolation and under clinical monitoring, according to the general management.

In all of the country, there are today 351 cases of active inmates, in a universe of 11.226, and 100 clinically recovered cases, including two children, daughters of inmates of the Prison of Tires.

There are 74 active cases among the staff, to which 10 external workers are added.



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