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Covid: HMP Manchester sees virus outbreak as cases in area rise – BBC News

New infections are confirmed at HMP Manchester as cases in the area more than double within a week.



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image captionThe Ministry of Justice declined to confirm how many cases were at HMP Manchester
An outbreak of Covid-19 has been confirmed at a jail in an area where the virus more than doubled in a week.
The Ministry of Justice said new infections have sprung up at HMP Manchester but would not confirm how many.
Cases in the Strangeways area of the city rose from 44 to 105 in the week to 17 February.
A Prison Service spokesman said it had taken “precautionary…

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