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‘Knife-edge’: Remand centre prisoner tests positive sparking outbreak fears – The Age

A prisoner in protective quarantine at the Metropolitan Remand Centre returned a positive test on Friday.

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The asymptomatic prisoner had not completed his 14-day quarantine when the positive test was returned.
He will remain isolated from other remandees in protective quarantine as a result.
“He will continue to be monitored and assessed while in isolation, and is being provided with a range of supports,” Corrections Victoria said in a statement.
The maximum security Melbourne Remand Centre.Credit:Justin McManus
Contact tracing has now begun with a small number of other prisoners and staff among…

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