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Coronavirus enters Melbourne prison system for first time, results in demands for some inmates’ release – 7NEWS.com.au

A positive coronavirus case has resulted in demands for some inmates to be let out immediately.

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Coronavirus has entered Melbournes prison system after an inmate on remand tested positive for COVID-19.
The Metropolitan Remand Centre prisoner returned a positive test on Friday morning, Corrections Victoria says.
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He was a new inmate to the centre and was swabbed upon arrival.
He will now undergo a 14-day protective quarantine period and be separated from the rest of the prison.
Exterior of the Metropolitan Remand Centre …

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