49 more prisoners test positive for Covid-19
“Screening of officials and those accessing Department of Correctional Services premises remains in force as a measure to prevent possible transmission of the virus. Decontamination is also underway where positive cases have been reported.”
A total of 29 officials in the Eastern Cape, seven in the Western Cape, one in Limpopo and one at the department’s head office in Tshwane have tested positive.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases at the East London Correctional Centre remain at 56, with no new cases among the inmates since Wednesday.