The Ministry of justice, France announced that French prisons in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection 6266 released prisoners. On 3 April reported the newspaper L’est Républicain.
Prisoners released since March 16.
Le Figaro notes that after the release of the prisoners in the 188 French prisons remained on April 1, slightly more than 66 thousand prisoners.
For data publication, monitoring, or mandatory inspections of released prisoners not going to spend.
On 17 March the Minister of justice of France Nicole Berube toldabout the measures imposed in prison in connection with the distribution of COVID-19. It is, in particular, the restriction of movement in the system of third-party workers, limiting access to prisoners for relatives, for which the camera was intended to provide telephone communication.
Prison officials promised to provide protection from the coronavirus.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 5, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1,192 million, of which nearly 246 thousand have recovered, and more than 64 thousand died.
The number of infected people France is in fifth place in the world (almost 91 thousand) and third – the number of deaths from COVID-19 (7560).