Iris Varela said that no case of coronavirus has been registered in the country’s penitentiaries.
The Minister of People’s Power for the Penitentiary Service, Iris Varela, reported, from the Penitentiary Center of the West, located in the Córdoba municipality of Táchira state, that 151 private individuals were released under the figure of supervised trust, provided for in the Organic Penitentiary Code .
Varela declared, this 3-J, that the different prison facilities “have the necessary sanitary protocols to avoid the emergence of any positive case of covid-19”.
He noted that no cases of coronavirus have been registered in the country’s penitentiaries.
He said that those deprived of liberty are constantly “made the diagnoses recommended by the World Health Organization and the national Executive and that, in addition, they are provided information through talks, with the aim of educating them in prevention and inform them of the risk posed by the virus. “