February 8th According to a report by Japan’s Daily News on the 8th, a collective infection of COVID-19 broke out in Chiba prison, Japan, where nearly 1,000 prisoners, has risen to 90 confirmed cases.
The daily work of the local court has also been affected by the failure of the escort of prisoners to proceed smoothly.
Chiba prison said that the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was two male prison guards, and the diagnosis date was January 8. On the 13th of the same month, another male prison guard was diagnosed with infection.
Since then, prisoners have been diagnosed continuously centered on the area of responsibility of the confirmed prison guard.
As of February 5, a total of 81 prisoners and 9 staff members had been diagnosed.
Most of the confirmed prisoners are held in collective cells with a capacity of three to six people, and many have used the same bathing facilities, which may have led to the spread of the virus.
Chiba Prison General Minister Izumojiro said that the prison is mostly held by older prisoners with longer sentences, and the risk of deteriorating condition is high.
Some patients are considered to be transferred to other institutions for isolation.