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DRC - 43 COVID-19 cases in Ndolo prison - May 2, 2020

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  • DRC - 43 COVID-19 cases in Ndolo prison - May 2, 2020

    43 cases of Covid-19 contamination in a prison: the Congolese government under fire from critics

    May 2, 2020


    The response put in place by the authorities after the detection of these cases did not prevent critics from fusing on all sides, in this case JUSTICIA Asbl, a human rights association. Indeed, for this association, “it is following a notorious negligence of the Congolese government through its ministries of Justice, Health and Defense that we have just totaled 43 cases of detainees infected with Covid-19, at Ndolo prison, because no far-reaching measures have been taken to limit the spread of this disease. ”

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    Coronavirus cases in DR Congo jail double in 48 hours
    Monday, 04 May 2020 10:58 PM MYT

    KINSHASA, May 4 — Cases of coronavirus in a military prison in Kinshasa doubled to nearly 100 in two days, health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo said today.

    “Fifty-six (additional) people in Ndolo military prison were confirmed with Covid-19” on Saturday, the government’s latest epidemiological bulletin said.

    Forty-three cases had been diagnosed at the prison on Thursday and Friday.

    The jail, located in the north of the DRC’s capital, was built during Belgian colonial rule for 500 inmates but today houses between 1,900 and 2,000, according to various sources...