Cebu jail suspends visits to contain flu

Mandaue, Cebu – A flu outbreak has downed 177 prisoners at the Mandaue City jail since last Friday prompting jail administrators to seal off the prison facility from visitors as they try to contain the outbreak.

At press time, only 28 of prisoners were still suffering from fever as most have recovered, according to the Bureau of Jail Management Penology (BJMP) in Region 7.

Inspector Eric Relutio, deputy warden of the Mandaue City jail, said the BJMP has suspended the scheduled daily visits of prisoners as jail officials are busy cleaning up the facility to contain the flu outbreak that started last Friday.

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