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The two prisoner officers from Pentonville prison in London who have passed away after suffering from coronavirus symptoms (see 21.13) are the first prison officers to die from the virus in the UK, the Prison Officers’ Association has told the Guardian.
Mark Fairhurst, National Chair of the POA, told the Guardian that 7,900 prison staff, including officers, support grade staff and governors, were self isolating, and a further 15 had confirmed cases of coronavirus.
He also said that 90 prisoners had been confirmed as suffering from Covid-19, with another 1,200 prisoners self-isolating.
Courtesy of theguardian.com