A bunch of 792 detention centers confirmed… Announcement of Extraordinary Measures by Vice Minister Lee Yong-gu

Yong-gu Lee, Vice Minister of Justice. Newsis

The Ministry of Justice, amid controversy over an insolvent response to a pile of new coronavirus infections (Corona 19) from the Seoul East Detention Center, will take additional measures.

On the morning of the morning of the 31st, Vice Minister of Justice Lee Yong-gu will reveal the current status and cause of COVID-19 collective infection in correctional facilities, as well as plans for future actions. This is the first time a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Justice announces measures against Corona 19 in correctional facilities.

It evolved after being criticized for the spread of infection by the Ministry of Justice’s uneasy Corona 19 response to correctional facilities, such as not paying masks due to budgetary reasons or bringing together negative prisoners who may have an incubation period.

As of 5 pm on the 30th, there were 792 confirmed cases of Corona 19 related to the Seoul East Detention Center, with 771 prisoners (including prisoners) and 21 detention center employees. Of the 771 inmates, 409 are currently in the Seoul East Detention Center (including prisoners).

345 confirmed cases were transferred from the Seoul East Detention Center to the North Gyeongsang Province Second Prison. After being transferred from the Seoul Eastern Detention Center to the Seoul Southern Prison and the Gangwon North Prison, there were 16 and one detainee, respectively, who were confirmed as confirmed. The cumulative death toll is one.

Reporter Kim Ji-hye [email protected]


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