Prison virus loopholes sound alarm to society – Global Times
On Friday, a prison in Rencheng, Shandong Province, reported 200 new cases of novel coronavirus infection. Another 27 were reported in Shilifeng prison in Zhejiang Province. These new cases added to a sudden uptick in the nation’s overall number of infected cases, which shouldn’t have happened at all.
Hubei also reported that two prisons in the province saw 230 cases and 41 cases respectively. Obviously, poor management in prisons is a systematic problem.
Prisons are clusters, but the activities of prisoners are strictly controlled. Only police officers and working staff may have contact with outsiders. Slack thinking and management loopholes made prisons a hotbed of the spread of the epidemic, which shows that preventive and control work in these prisons must have become a kind of formalism.