Movement of inmates to cease

MOVEMENT of prisoners from the Western and Northern divisions for court cases in the Central Division has been ceased because of the measles outbreak.

In a statement yesterday, Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Francis Kean said all court hearings for the respective divisions would begin proper next year.

“This stance is in support of the frequent warnings that have been disseminated by the Ministry of Health in relation to mass gatherings and the cautionary advice of movements particularly to the Central/Eastern Division,” he said.

Mr Kean said court movements from the Southern and Central/Eastern divisions excluding Levuka would continue as per production orders from the courts.

He said all prisoners around Fiji including corrections personnel and their families had all been immunised.

He said their only task now was to ensure that all new admissions into the corrections centres for both convicts and remand prisoners were administered the necessary vaccine if they have not been immunised.

He said all visitors to any of the correction centres needed to provide proofs of their immunisation in order to be eligible for visiting.

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