Hinds: 8 prisoners and 17 prison officers have COVID

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    At present, eight prisoners are COVID-19 positive, while 17 prison officers are also recuperating from the virus.

    This was reported in the Senate yesterday by National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds.

    He says many additional officers are also in isolation.

    The Minister says the COVID situation in the prisons system is not as bad as it was last year.

    The Minister, in a statement afterwards, noted that frontline Prison Officers have been and continue to be vaccinated.