44 inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison test positive for COVID-19

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Silivri Prison in Istanbul.

Forty-four inmates in İstanbul’s Silivri Prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the chief public prosecutor’s office announced on Friday, the Gazete Duvar news website reported.

Two of the inmates were taken to a hospital, while remainder have been quarantined inside the prison campus.

The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the overall health of the inmates was good and their treatment ongoing.

On April 28 Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül announced that 120 inmates had contracted the coronavirus.

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