The secretary of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Eduardo Rivera Juanatey, confirmed today another three positive cases of Covid-19 among officers, to reach a total of 21 agents in isolation.
“It is only about three officers who work in different areas and shifts that tested positive in recent days. The previous week, five other cases were reported, which are not related to the current ones, ”said the official.
He explained that according to the protocols implemented in a pandemic, “when an officer tests positive for the virus, the removal for preventive isolation of anyone who may have had contact with him is also ordered, for which reason 21 officers were ordered to withdraw for preventive isolation , of three different shifts, and the performance of the respective molecular tests ”.
Rivera Juanatey indicated that “the officers will not be able to return to their work until they present a negative test result. Other custody officers have been detached to attend the positions that the officers who are isolated were filling, so no service has been suspended ”.