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Abu Dhabi Police ensuring all prisoners are being kept free of coronavirus

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on September 11, 2020
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Officers are following WHO guidelines and implementing various initiatives to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in prisons.

Abu Dhabi Police are taking all necessary precautionary and preventive measures to ensure that all the inmates of the Emirate's punitive and correctional establishments are safe from Covid-19. The force is doing this by following all the protocols recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a statement from the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at Abu Dhabi Police on Friday.

Major General Maktoum Ali Al Sharifi, Director-General, Abu Dhabi Police, highlighted the efforts made to mitigate the impact of the pandemic through several initiatives, including the "Moeen" system, which enables prisoners to register, in one touch, all their requests and get to know the daily schedule of activities, meals, medical examination dates, etc.

The directorate is also freeing up more spaces within prisons to prevent faster maximum capacity, and commit infected prisoners to e-monitoring instead of pretrial detention pending full recovery, he said. The police chief added that a number of inmates had been pardoned and flown back home from the UAE.

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