Covid-19: Random samples taken from Male’ Prison to test for the virus

Random samples from persons at Male’ Prison were taken tonight to test for the rapidly spreading Covid-19.

The random samples were taken as a preventive measure against the virus and to identify the level of exposure of it at the prisons.

The sample collection was carried out at the prisons in collaboration with NEOC and samples were collected from 15 inmates and remanded persons as well as 20 officers.

The samples were collected from inmates from separate units and officers working in varying fields.