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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2020) Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Geneva: WHO. 40 p.

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Prisons and other places of detention are enclosed environments where people (including staff) live in close proximity. Every country has a responsibility to increase their level of preparedness, alert and response to identify, manage and care for new cases of COVID-19. Countries should prepare to respond to different public health scenarios, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing cases and outbreaks of COVID-19. Four transmission scenarios that could be experienced by countries at the subnational level have been defined for COVID-19, and countries should therefore adjust and tailor their approach to the local context.

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[See also, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) statement of principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:15 March 2020
Pages:40 p.
Publisher:WHO
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Viral disease
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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