Argentine prisoners set fire to jail for the sick COVID-19

Argentine prisoners in a prison in Buenos Aires set fire to the mattresses and protest on the roof of the prison, demanding the release of some people because of fears of infection by the coronavirus, reports Reuters.

According to the Agency, the riots began late Thursday after inmates learned that several people in the establishment was infected with the coronavirus. They demanded the release of prisoners with a high risk of infection COVID-19.

Prisoners burned mattresses and seized two floors of the prison. A witness told Reuters that he had heard sounds similar to gunshots, and saw over the prison flew police helicopters.

The witness also said that on Friday at least 12 people climbed onto the roof of the prison. They had protest placards, and some were holding chains, sticks and other weapons.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, in Argentina 3435 confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus, 167 people died.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, coronavirus in the world were infected in excess of 2.79 million people, more than 195,9 thousand of them died, 781,3 thousand recovered.

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