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Three wards who escaped Metcalfe Street Juvenile Remand Centre were COVID positive

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison
 
Radio Jamaica News has been informed that the three wards who escaped from the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre in Kingston on Monday morning had tested positive for COVID-19.
 
A high level investigation is underway into the breakout.
 
Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison on Monday afternoon confirmed in an interview with Radio Jamaica News that the three boys were COVID positive.
 
They were in isolation with three other wards who contracted the virus.
 
The three wards were discovered missing by a correctional officer during a regular check at the isolation section.
 
It was revealed that the ventilation area made of concrete was destroyed. 
 
Radio Jamaica News understands that it was reported to the management of the facility that the wall in the isolation area was compromised.
 
Mrs Gordon Harrison said her office will send an investigator to the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre on Tuesday to conduct a probe. 
 
Eighty wards are housed at the remand centre.
 
 


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