August 12, 2020

In Mali’s largest prison, coronavirus kept at bay

Bamako (AFP) – Mali’s largest jail is a squalid and overcrowded colonial-era throwback that in theory is an open invitation to coronavirus. Instead, staff at Bamako Central Prison say that so far they have kept the dreaded virus at bay, thanks to time-honoured techniques of hygiene and self-help.Outside the penitentiary’s ochre walls, the Malian capital has registered most of the country’s 2,577 infections and 125 deaths. Inside, the number of recorded cases is precisely zero.”From the start of the pandemic, we did everything we could to prevent it from getting in,” said prison warden Colonel …

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