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First Federal Inmate Tests Positive For Coronavirus In NYC

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The federal bureau of Prisons announced that the first federal inmate tested positive for coronavirus. According to the agency, the inmate remains in isolation at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Inmates that were near the COVID-19 positive prisoner have been quarantined.


Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-FL, becomes the first congressman to announce testing positive for coronavirus; Bret Baier reports. #FoxNews

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Taiwan's National Concert Hall received an intense clean with disinfectant after a visiting Australian musician tested positive for coronavirus.
Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19 and will remain in quarantine, according to his official Twitter account.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street.

"He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty," a statement said.

He will still be in charge of the government's handling of the crisis, the statement added.

The test was carried out at Number 10 by NHS staff.

In a tweet, Mr Johnson said: "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus.

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>>> JUST LIGHT THE FEDERAL
>>> JUST LIGHT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS ANNOUNCED THE
BUREAU OF PRISONS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST INMATE HAS TESTED POSITIVE
FIRST INMATE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.
FOR COVID-19. THE INMATE REMAINS IN ISOLATION
THE INMATE REMAINS IN ISOLATION IN BROOKLYN AND OTHER INMATES HE
IN BROOKLYN AND OTHER INMATES HE WAS HOUSED WITH ARE BEING
WAS HOUSED WITH ARE BEING QUARANTINED AS WELL.
QUARANTINED AS WELL. THANK YOU SO NUCH FORMUCH FOR BE
THANK YOU SO NUCH FORMUCH FOR BE US.
US. WHAT’S THE CORE FOR ADDING UP
WHAT’S THE CORE FOR ADDING UP TIME WHEN YOU HAVE A PANDEMIC
TIME WHEN YOU HAVE A PANDEMIC SWEEPING THROUGH?
SWEEPING THROUGH? >> THANK YOU.
>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON.
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON. THE CORE CONCERN FOR PEOPLE
THE CORE CONCERN FOR PEOPLE INCARCERATED RIGHT NOW ACROSS
INCARCERATED RIGHT NOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS THE LACK OF
THE COUNTRY IS THE LACK OF ACCESS TO ADEQUATE HEALTH CARE
ACCESS TO ADEQUATE HEALTH CARE THAT HAPPENED BEFORE COVID-19
THAT HAPPENED BEFORE COVID-19 AND NOW THAT WE’RE IN THIS
AND NOW THAT WE’RE IN THIS PANDEMIC THE CURRENT LACK OF
PANDEMIC THE CURRENT LACK OF HEALTH CARE THAT WILL CREATE THE
HEALTH CARE THAT WILL CREATE THE PANDEMIC INSIDE OF PRISONS.
PANDEMIC INSIDE OF PRISONS. THAT IS CENTRAL ISSUE THAT WE
THAT IS CENTRAL ISSUE THAT WE SHOULD BE DEEPLY CONCERNED
SHOULD BE DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT.
ABOUT. >> YOU SPOKE WITH A WOMAN WHOSE
>> YOU SPOKE WITH A WOMAN WHOSE BROTHER IS SERVING A 28 YEAR
BROTHER IS SERVING A 28 YEAR SENTENCE IN CALIFORNIA.
SENTENCE IN CALIFORNIA. WHAT IS HER PRIMARY CONCERN?
WHAT IS HER PRIMARY CONCERN? >> THAT HER BROTHER IS GOING TO
>> THAT HER BROTHER IS GOING TO BE IMPACTED.
BE IMPACTED. THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE
THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET HOME IN THE WAYS THAT HE
TO GET HOME IN THE WAYS THAT HE SHOULD.
SHOULD. THAT HE MAY DIE INSIDE THAT
THAT HE MAY DIE INSIDE THAT PRISON.
PRISON. UNFORTUNATELY, PRISONS ARE
UNFORTUNATELY, PRISONS ARE OPAQUE.
OPAQUE. THERE’S NOT A LOT OF
THERE’S NOT A LOT OF TRANSPARENCY.
TRANSPARENCY. WHILE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO
WHILE PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES, WE DON’T
VISIT THEIR LOVED ONES, WE DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON
REALLY KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE.
INSIDE. >> THE WALL STREET JOURNAL HAS A
>> THE WALL STREET JOURNAL HAS A REPORTING ON THIS.
REPORTING ON THIS. THERE’S BEEN NO REPORTED MAJOR
THERE’S BEEN NO REPORTED MAJOR OUTBREAKS YET BUT EXPERTS FEAR
OUTBREAKS YET BUT EXPERTS FEAR THE CORONAVIRUS COULD OVERWHELM
THE CORONAVIRUS COULD OVERWHELM CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES BECAUSE
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE INMATES THAN EVER
THERE ARE MORE INMATES THAN EVER AND THE OLDER DEMOGRAPHIC IS AT
AND THE OLDER DEMOGRAPHIC IS AT GREATER RISK.
GREATER RISK. IS OUR PRISON SYSTEM EQUIPPED TO
IS OUR PRISON SYSTEM EQUIPPED TO HANDLE AN OUTBREAK?
HANDLE AN OUTBREAK? >> CERTAINLY NOT.
>> CERTAINLY NOT. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT OUR PRISON
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT OUR PRISON POPULATION, 2.2 MILLION PEOPLE.
POPULATION, 2.2 MILLION PEOPLE. THE UNITED STATES IS THE LEADING
THE UNITED STATES IS THE LEADING JAILER ACROSS THE ENTIRE WORLD.
JAILER ACROSS THE ENTIRE WORLD. WITH PRISONERS SPREAD ACROSS THE
WITH PRISONERS SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN VAST NETWORK OF
COUNTRY IN VAST NETWORK OF FACILITIES.
FACILITIES. MANY LIKE RIKERS ISLAND WHICH
MANY LIKE RIKERS ISLAND WHICH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME AND IT
ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME AND IT PUSHED THE CITY TO MAKE PLANS TO
PUSHED THE CITY TO MAKE PLANS TO SHUT IT DOWN.
SHUT IT DOWN. WE SAY THERE’S BEEN NO MAJOR
WE SAY THERE’S BEEN NO MAJOR OUTBREAK BUT THE NUMBER IN NEW
OUTBREAK BUT THE NUMBER IN NEW YORK CITY WENT FROM 1 TO NOW WE
YORK CITY WENT FROM 1 TO NOW WE HAVE DOZENS, INCLUDING PEOPLE
HAVE DOZENS, INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO ARE JAILED AS WELL AS
WHO ARE JAILED AS WELL AS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ONCE
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ONCE ANY KIND OF DISEASE OR INFECTION
ANY KIND OF DISEASE OR INFECTION GETS INTO THESE SPACES WITH AN
GETS INTO THESE SPACES WITH AN ALREADY AGING POPULATION, FOLKS
ALREADY AGING POPULATION, FOLKS WO ARE ALREADY COMING FROM

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