Rove Central Correctional Centre (RCCC) has a significant wing to share in the midst of the pandemic.
As recently reported, RCCC is currently COVID-19 free since the community transmission was declared in the country in early January.
The RCCC Commandant Supt Derick Tenai assured family members, spouses, children and relatives of inmates and nation as a whole, of the significant status of the centre. “There are more than 300 inmates at the Centre that are fully vaccinated but there are a few inmates who have received their first jab and very soon to get their second jab” he said.
According to Commandant Tenai, so far there is no positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in the centre. This was so after swabbing was done to two new reception inmates, while one of them was highly suspected, but both results were negative when tested on Monday this week.
As part of the obligation and responsibility to four inmates, further swabbing will be carried out to inmates when the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits are available.
The centre’s isolation facility for inmates is in place should there are positive cases of COVID-19.