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Coronavirus: El Salvador Declares State of Emergency in Prisons

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Coronavirus: El Salvador Declares State of Emergency in Prisons

Footage provided by El Salvador's Presidency show inmates at the Izalco prison lining up in tight lines during a security operation during the coronavirus pandemic, northwest of San Salvador, Saturday, April 25.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele late on Friday ordered a 24-hour lockdown of prisons containing gang members, and said their leaders would be sent into solitary confinement after a sudden spike in homicides during the day.

Bukele said the “maximum emergency” lockdown would be enforced while police investigated some 22 homicides reported on Friday.

Only a few years ago, El Salvador, which has long been plagued by powerful street gangs known as maras, had the highest homicide rate in the Americas.

El Salvador has imposed some of the strictest measures in the Americas to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Riots have broken out at prisons all over the world including in Argentina, Cameroon, and Malawi as the global health crisis exaggerates.

Inmates are protesting hygiene conditions, lack of personal protection equipment and poor cell conditions, while some protested on the roof of prisons.

(Reuters/VOA)
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Tens of thousands of California inmates, including violent and repeat felons, will be given the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.
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Coronavirus India Update: Spike in tally again with 3.62L fresh cases & 4,120 Covid deaths

India on Thursday reported 3,62,727 new Covid cases and 4,120 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

On Wednesday, India recorded 4,205 fresh Covid deaths, while on Friday last, the country had recorded its highest ever cases of 4,14,188.

In the past 21 days India's daily Covid tally has plateaued over the three-lakh-mark and over 3,000 casualties for a fortnight.

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An ambulance carrying victims from the coronavirus enters a cemetery in Pondok Rangoon, East Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 1.

Families and friends flocked to the public cemetery in Pondok Rangoon, East Jakarta, where a special area was prepared for the bodies to be buried.

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The coronavirus continues to have a strong and painful grip on India as its record-breaking surge continues.

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The healthcare system is completely overwhelmed, frontline workers are overburdened and families are shattered. But the issue has become more political and polarising than before. Debates, whether it is new variants, waning immunity or lax behaviour, continue as numbers skyrocket.

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Prisoners forced together in 24-hour jail lockdown despite risk of mass spreading coronavirus

Astonishing video shows prisoners in El Salvador being forced together during a jailhouse lockdown - despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Footage from inside Izalco jail shows inmates packed tightly together as punishment after the murder rate in the country's prisons spiked to 22 murders in one day.

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El Salvador prisoners crammed together in 24-hour jail lockdown after 22 murders in one day


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Coronavirus: El Salvador Declares State of Emergency in Prisons

Sharing COVID-19 experiences: The El Salvador response

El Salvador responded rapidly and effectively to the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the country. In line with WHO advice, El Salvador stepped up preparedness of its health system in mid-January and announced a national emergency on 30 January, the same day that WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. El Salvador’s strong response has been built on equipping hospitals, community level care and training health workers, plus preparing for vaccine rollout, which commenced 17 February 2021.

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El Salvador registra 30 casos de coronavirus y amplía el estado de excepción

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COVID-19 in California Prisons | KQED Newsroom

Effectively, half of those incarcerated in California prisons have caught COVID19. KQED reporter Monica Lam looks at how the pandemic has ripped through the prison system — and whether the vaccine offers a ray of hope.

“Most of my friends caught COVID, and I know a few people that also passed,” says Adamu Chan, who was released from San Quentin a few months ago. “There was really no kind of standard for mask use or hand sanitizer.”

Prison Law Office Executive Director Don Specter’s assessment of San Quentin: “They couldn't have done anything worse than what they did, because the whole prison at San Quentin, virtually two thirds of the prison got infected … It traveled through the prison system at the speed of light.”

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