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Preparedness, preventionand control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention 2020
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2020
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Preparedness, preventionand control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention

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WHO

People deprived of their liberty, such as people in prisons and other places of detention, are likely to be more vulnerable to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak than the general population because of the confined conditions in which they live together for prolonged periods of time. Moreover, experience shows that prisons, jails and similar settings where people are gathered in close proximity may act as a source of infection, amplification and spread of infectious diseases within and beyond prisons. Prison health is therefore widely considered as public health.

  • Health care professionals
  • Prisoners (ex-)
  • Global
  • Care and support
  • Harm reduction
  • Human rights
  • Inequalities in health
  • Laws and regulations
  • Legislation
  • Treatment

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