According to statistics from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Mission Institution has 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One test came back negative and the results of 21 tests are awaited.
COVID-19: Prevention of prison outbreaks in Canada
The medium security prison has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada, according to government statistics.
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There is also a case of COVID-19 at the Abbotsford Pacific Regional Treatment Center.
CSC says it follows strict protocols, including improved cleaning and twice-daily checks of symptomatic inmates, to prevent further spread.
Meals are also brought to the prisoners’ cells.
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