All of the samples taken from Male’ Prison due to an ESG officer from that prison testing positive for Covid-19 has tested negative for the virus.
The ESG officer had tested positive on 20th June 2020. Taking steps as per the set procedures of this Service, contact tracing was conducted on the same day with the help of the Health Protection Agency (HPA). A total of 101 samples were collected for testing for the virus.
The samples include 70 officers and staff, 24 inmates and remanded persons as well as seven waiters.
The random samples that were previously taken from the prison also tested negative for Covid-19.