More than 500 Chinese prison inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: WeiboMore than 500 Chinese prison inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: Weibo
More than 500 Chinese prison inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: Weibo

Coronavirus: prisons must learn from outbreak, China’s top legal official says

  • Those in charge of the nation’s penitentiaries must ‘resolutely put an end to laxity and taking chances’, says Guo Shengkun, head of the Communist Party’s Politics and Legal Affairs Commission
  • Orders issued after more than 500 inmates and several prison officers are confirmed as being infected with the potentially deadly virus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
More than 500 Chinese prison inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: WeiboMore than 500 Chinese prison inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: Weibo
More than 500 Chinese prison inmates have been infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: Weibo
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