Chu Miae visits Hwaseong Vocational Training Prison on the 13th
“I will directly go to the policy site to prevent infection”
Hwaseong Foreigner Shelter checks response measures
|[서울=뉴시스] Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae visits Hwaseong Vocational Training Prison in Gyeonggi Province on the 13th to check quarantine supplies such as quarantine clothes and masks. 2021.01.13. (Photo = courtesy of the Ministry of Justice)|
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Ok Seong-gu = Minister of Justice Chu Mi-ae visited Hwaseong Vocational Training Prison and Hwaseong Foreigner Shelter on the 13th to take measures to respond to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) group infection.
According to the Ministry of Justice, Minister Chu visited the Hwaseong Vocational Training Prison in Gyeonggi-do on that day to receive a report on the countermeasures to prevent the infection of Corona 19, and personally confirmed the status of screening tests and quarantine supplies in the prison.
Minister Chu emphasized that correctional facilities where multiple people live together are inevitable to be very vulnerable to infectious diseases, so thorough prevention is the most effective way to prevent the spread of corona. It also ordered the establishment of effective quarantine measures considering the specificity of the actual institution.
In particular, there is a high risk of spreading to prisoners if employees become infected, so all employees were urged to take the current situation seriously and strictly follow the rules of life prevention in everyday life, such as social distancing.
After visiting Hwaseong Vocational Training Prison, Minister Chu toured the nearby Hwaseong Women’s Prison site and received a report on the progress and plans of the project.
In addition, the construction of correctional facilities was essential for the successful rehabilitation of prisoners, which is the ultimate goal of correction and protection of prisoners’ human rights from overcrowding and poor conditions of old correctional facilities. Along with this, he urged them to pay attention to the construction as a female-friendly facility.
Minister Chu said, “All employees of the Ministry of Justice will make an effort to resolve the concerns of the public due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the Eastern Detention Center in Seoul. Said.
|[서울=뉴시스] On the 13th, Minister of Justice Chu Mi-ae is conducting an on-site inspection at the Hwaseong Foreigner Shelter in Gyeonggi Province to respond to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). 2021.01.13. (Photo = courtesy of the Ministry of Justice)|
In addition, Minister Chu visited the Hwaseong Foreigners Shelter in Gyeonggi Province at 3 pm on the same day to check the status of reception of foreigners’ shelters and response to Corona 19.
Minister Chu said that it is more important than anything else to check whether appropriate measures are being taken in response to the situation of group infection, and to quarantine and protect foreigners with suspected symptoms immediately, and to improve the group inspection system to block the source of Corona 19 inflow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the shelter Emphasized.
In addition, he urged them to pay special attention to matters related to life quarantine, such as supply of masks for protected foreigners and frequent ventilation, and to make efforts to ensure that protected foreigners can quickly return to their home country to prevent overcrowding of shelters.
After completing the on-site inspection, Minister Chu encouraged the on-site employees who are working in difficult conditions, such as emergency work, and delivered a request to do their best in their respective positions to correct the Corona 19 situation.
Previously, in the PCR full-scale test conducted on foreign shelters nationwide, all 1065 foreigners in 18 foreign shelters nationwide were negative. All of the PCR tests conducted on all employees from the 6th were also negative.
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