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Journal | Guernica 37

Guernica Blog Series: The Impact of Covid-19 on Detainees

Date 27th April 2020

As the global pandemic of COVID-19 spreads rapidly across the world, it has become clear that vulnerable people such as those in prison or detention are at a greater risk of contracting the virus. Earlier this month, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, called for governments to take measures to reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent “catastrophic” COVID-19 infection rates.

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