Garmiyan: 48 Detainees, Prison Staff Test Positive for COVID-19
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Garmiyan: 48 Detainees, Prison Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

ERBIL — Forty-eight detainees and prison staff at a detention center in Kurdistan Region’s Garmiyan administration tested positive for the new coronavirus, a source said on Thursday.

Garmiyan health department confirmed the report after issuing an official statement today.

The infected prisoners are separated while additional protective measures have been put in place, head of the department told Kurdistan 24, adding that an investigation committee has also been formed.

A spokesperson for Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs previously said that 27 prisoners in Sulaymaniyah had contracted the virus.