Bilibid, BuCor Detention Centers Now Free from COVID-19

BuCor detention centers especially Bilibid are now COVID-19 free

BUREAU of CORRECTIONS – The New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and other BuCor detention centers across the country are now free from COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic remains to be the biggest challenge that the country is facing today. This disease that started way back in 2019 at Wuhan, China has placed a lot of lives at risk and has even taken the lives of many people.

A lot of personalities such as celebrities, elites, politicians, and even the persons deprived of liberty (PDL) were also hit by the dreaded disease.

But according to BuCor Spokesman Assistant Secretary Gabriel Chaclag, detention centers under the Bureau of Corrections have been cleared from the virus.

He shared the news during the Laging Handa press briefing on Monday, December 6.

The BuCor official said that today, no persons deprived of liberty (PDL) have been recorded of contracting coronavirus across the country.

He said they have two cases but those were BuCor personnel who tested positive for the virus. Fortunately, their conditions are not serious.

BuCor has not yet decided whether to allow visitation of inmates this Christmas.

Chaclag said it will depend on the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force whether to allow face-to-face visits to inmates this Christmas because there is another threat of the new variant of COVID-19 which is called, Omicron.

It will be recalled that last Christmas, BuCor made a virtual visit to the inmates at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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