Probation will attempt to offer testing of employees. Inmate in a prison has been tested positive.

About 50 prison officers are currently on sick leave with symptoms of the coronavirus. It informs Probation in an email Saturday.

“Probation is currently working to find a solution where the employees can to some extent be tested if they show signs of being infected with coronavirus,” writes the Probation to the news agency Ritzau.

in Addition, other approximately 175 uniformed employees registered with the general sick leave. Generally, there are not more people than at the same time last year.

In addition, an inmate has been tested and the connection proved to be infected.

It is the first case of coronavirus or Covid-19, which is found in Danish prisons and detention, writing Probation in a press release Saturday.

It appears not, which the prison the infected staying in.

As part of the health authorities ‘ decision to test several of infection with corona virus is the Probation begun to test the selected inmates.

– Probation can inform you that there is an inmate who has tested positive for the Covid-19. It is the first recorded case in the Prison institutions, says security chief Lars Rau Brysting from Probation.

The inmates have been quarantined during his entire stay in prison. Therefore, he or she has not been with other inmates.

In Scotland, considering the prison authorities to bring forward prøveløsladelser. Something similar to the Danish authorities do, sounds a call Saturday evening from the president of the Kriminalforsorgsforeningen, John Hatting, on Twitter. The association organizes the civilian employees as, for example, social workers.

Earlier in the week – Monday – lighted Probation, to 20 to 25 inmates in the country’s prisons at the time was isolated because of the symptoms that could be due to coronaviruses.

But there was not at that time yet detected infection among the inmates.

In the email to Ritzau explained Probation, that you are operating with a so-called precautionary principle. This means that inmates with “less smitteindikationer” being excluded from the community.

the Prison has introduced several far-reaching measures to reduce the risk of spread of infection in prisons.

Among other things, are all besøgstilladelser been involved. The inmates also need to look far for the opportunity of the year. Only in very exceptional circumstances, there may be provided an exemption.

Moreover, the convicts, who are on the loose and waiting to serve, not be inserted, as long as there is a need to reduce the risk of infection with the coronavirus.

Peter Skaarup, who is the Danish people’s party spokesman, says in a comment that he is deeply concerned about the developments.

– I take the situation with corona in the prisons up with the minister of justice, informs he.