More 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

More 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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