‘Wag nang pumasok! Bantag orders sick personnel to go on home quarantine
Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Gerald Bantag has ordered prison personnel to go on home quarantine.
Despite this, the BuCor has assured that the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and its penal colonies remain free from the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19).
The BuCor said on Friday (March 27) “there is no COVID-19 case nor there is any BuCor personnel that was tested positive for COVID-19.”
“With the guidance of our Director General [Gerald] Bantag, several BuCor personnel who had symptoms of flu and colds were ordered to observe home quarantine for 14-day period and constantly update the BuCor Medical Staff of their health situation,” it explained.
As part of measures against COVID-19, Bantag has suspended the visitation privileges of inmates.
Aside from this, the BuCor personal protective equipment (PPEs) and misting machine to disinfect areas in the prison facilities, personnel and equipment.