Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prisons Department
Overview: The Prisons Department has implemented additional measures following a surge of COVID-19 cases among detainees and staff members in its facilities.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/07/prisons-dept-implements-strict-measures-to-check-covid-19-surgein-its-facilities
Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: To reduce the risk of infection spread as seen in previous cases involving inmates in local prison facilities.