Dublin Prisoner Becomes First...


Dublin Prisoner Becomes First In Ireland To Test Positive For COVID-19

Eoghan Murphy
Eoghan Murphy

12:15 22 Aug 2020

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A prisoner in Ireland has tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time.

A remand prisoner in the Dóchas Women’s Prison in Dublin tested positive yesterday.

It was part of routine testing of new committals and she had been in quarantine since she came into the prison ten days ago.

The Dóchas centre houses 107 of the 3,700 people who are in prison in Ireland.

The Irish Prison Service said confirmation of any case of COVID-19 is a matter for NPHET or the HSE.

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