After a massive outbreak of COVID-19 at Trinidad and Tobago’s Maximum Security Prison late last year, the country’s acting Prison Commissioner Dennis Pulchan says the prison system is now COVID-free.

Pulchan made the disclosure at the passing out ceremony for 236 recruits yesterday.

“Let me go on record at this time to say we have no COVID cases in the prison service, none, absolutely none,” Pulchan said.

Up until November 2020, the Prison Service had confirmed over 200 cases of the virus with infections in both the inmate population and prison officers.

But Pulchan said the officers worked along with Ministry of Health officials to implement strict policies to keep the infection rate at zero.

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