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63 persons inside Cebu City jail test COVID-19-positive

/ 03:09 PM April 25, 2020

CEBU CITY –– At least 63 persons inside the Cebu City Jail (CCJ) tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the number of cases behind bars in the city to 207.

In a post on Facebook, Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, however, has not indicated yet whether the new 63 COVID-19 cases involved inmates or jail officers.

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Labella said the Cebu City Health Department and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology were adopting measures to address the rising COVID-19 cases inside the jail facility.

Earlier, the CCJ in Barangay Kalunasan has assigned an isolation building after the rise in the number of COVID-19 patients there.

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As of April 24, 13 jail guards were also infected by the dreaded virus.

The CCJ, a facility built for 1,800, now houses about 6,000 inmates.

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