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Prisoner in Strangeways dies after testing positive for coronavirus

HMP Manchester

A prisoner at HMP Manchester has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 66-year-old prisoner, who died behind bars, had underlying health conditions, Sky News has confirmed.

The news comes after it was confirmed last week that a prisoner in the prolific Manchester prison, also known as Strangeways, had tested positive for the disease.

Prison bosses reduced the capacity of visits to the facility last week amid the pandemic and introduced a measure in which everyone has to have their temperature taken at the door.

The move was implemented as a way of creating more space between families when visiting and anyone with a temperature of 37.8 or above is not allowed into the prison.

As of the 18th March, there were 13 inmates and four members of staff in isolation at the prison.

It is not yet known if the prisoner who has died is the one previously confirmed infected prisoner.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow.

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