Coronavirus: Albania release 600 detainees for 3 months

123 people have tested positive and 5 dead in country

24 March, 16:27

    (ANSAmed) - TIRANA, MARCH 24 - Starting Tuesday about 600 detainees, or 10% of the total prison population, will be transferred for three months to their homes. The decision was made by the government as a measure to prevent a possible spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in penitentiaries. Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj said that the measure will affect those that must serve a sentence of up to 3 years and those over age 60, if they have up to 5 years left to serve and suffer chronic health issues. None of those to be released, the minister added, have been found guilty of serious crimes. In Albania, 123 COVID-19 cases have been recorded including 47 in the past three days.

    Five people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.


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