Exclusively medical responses to COVID-19 in closed settings are inadequate due to overcrowding in many places of detention, which adversely affects the hygiene, health, safety and human dignity of prisoners.
We are sharing with you our new infographic, where we tell you what problems detainees face during a pandemic, and what measures need to be taken.
The WHO Regional Office for Europe has also published interim recommendations on measures to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in prisons "Preparedness and prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention." (You can also access this Report by clicking View PDF to the left.)
Persons deprived of their liberty during COVID-19: