All prison guards on the continent have already been vaccinated against covid-19, for a total of 8,800 vaccines administered in prison services, the Minister of Justice announced this Tuesday.
“The vaccination process underway in the area of Justice, namely in prison services, is going very well. At the moment there are already about 8,800 vaccines applied, which means that, at the level of the continent, prison guards are all vaccinated, there are 4,000 people who have already taken a second dose, “Francisca Van Dunem told reporters at the press conference to present the general data on the 2020 Annual Internal Security Report (RASI).
The official added that, in the prison system, “all non-credible citizens are already vaccinated and a second phase has now started for prisoners with health problems”.
The Minister of Internal Administration, also present at the press conference, took stock of vaccination in the security sector.
According to Eduardo Cabrita, around 16 thousand firefighters and 20 thousand elements of the security forces, 10 thousand from the GNR and 10 thousand from the PSP were vaccinated against the covid-19, with priority being given to “those who are on the street” and who have “the function of patrolman or guarantor of verification of compliance with the rules on the state of emergency “.