In a statement issued by Roumieh prisoners, they made a cry for help in light of the new variant and overall neglect they face.
Claim: The prisoners in Roumieh claimed that the Delta variant is “sweeping” the prison buildings. “Roumieh is under a death sentence,” they said, highlighting the absence of the state and the great health neglect.
“Even the simplest medicines are no longer available, and what makes matters worse is the state’s inability to transfer sick and injured detainees to hospitals,” they said, which is true about life outside the prison as well.
Verdict: The Delta variant has not reached Roumieh prison, aside from one case that was transferred from outside of the prison to quarantine.
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