Authorities at the Koforidua Prisons have quarantined a convict for observation overÂ Coronavirus.
The decision is part of the preventive mechanisms being implemented by management of the facility to prevent the spread ofÂ CoronavirusÂ into the Prison yard due to its precarious overcrowded condition.
Recently, about fourteen convicts who underwent similar mandatory quarantine were cleared by frontline health workers at the Infirmary before allowed to mingle with the inmates.
Other measures taken are that Prison Officers who commute with public transport to work have been asked to go on leave. Management has imposed restrictions on visiting allowing a slot of visit within two weeks for any visitor. All visitors are screened with a thermometer gun before allowed entry.
These were made known Sunday, April 12, 2020 by DSP Duncan Osarfo Darko an Official at the facility when Senior Prophet Bernard Opoku Nsiah Headpastor of Christian Redemption International Ministry at Koforidua- Osabane donated 12 bags of Rice, 8 bags of Maize, 4 bags of sugar, 3 bags of salt, 150 bags sachet water, quantities of toilet rolls, 20 boxes of Medicated soaps and 20 bags of washing powder all worth Gh10,000 to the Prison.
DSP Osarfo Darko commended the Church for the donation which he said will help improve the quality of meals they serve the inmates given that the inmates are still fed on Gh1.80p a day.
Senior Prophet Benard Opoku Nsiah said the Church chose the Prison for the donation due to the poor living conditions of inmates at the facility which makes it a very high-risk area for COVID-19.
He urged Prison authorities to do their possible best to ensure that the disease does not spread into the Prison.