On February 26, Xiong Xuanguo, Vice Minister of the Ministry of justice, responded to the questions of reporters from Nandu at the press conference of the joint defense and joint control mechanism of the State Council and disclosed in detail the beginning and end of the spread of the prison epidemic.
When referring to how the prison epidemic spread, Xiong Xuanguo made the following disclosure for the first time: Wuhan women’s prison is less than 100 meters away from Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital, the same bus station for prison police to go to work and the patients to see a doctor in the Pulmonary Hospital, which may have led to the virus input before the full implementation of the closure.
The other three prisons, Rencheng prison in Shandong Province, Hanjin prison in Hubei Province and shilifeng prison in Zhejiang Province, all had contact history of the epidemic area concealed by the police.
According to reports, as of February 25, 555 cases have been confirmed in five prisons in Hubei, Zhejiang and Shandong Province, including 19 suspected cases and 4 severe cases. No criminal infection has occurred in prisons in other regions of the country. At present, 11 cases have been cured and another one has been cured.
On February 21, Shandong, Hubei and Zhejiang provinces successively held press conferences to report the situation. According to the criteria of each province, as of the 20th, 230 cases were confirmed in Wuhan women’s prison, 207 cases in Rencheng prison, 41 cases in Hanjin prison, 34 cases in shilifeng prison, Zhejiang Province, and 512 cases in four prisons. On February 22, the health and Health Commission of Zhejiang Province reported two newly confirmed cases in shilifeng prison, and 514 cases in four prisons.
The TSA noted that within the next three days, the relevant prisons did not disclose the latest situation.
Yesterday, the official WeChat official account of the central political and Law Commission, Changan sword, again disclosed the latest diagnostic data in Hubei prison, which further revealed the latest progress of prison epidemic.
It is reported that as of February 23, there were 323 confirmed cases in Hubei prison, compared with 271 confirmed cases disclosed by Hubei provincial government on February 21, with 52 new cases. In addition, Hubei juvenile penitentiary had a suspected case before. According to the information disclosed by Chang’an sword, the case has been confirmed.
According to preliminary statistics, by February 23, more than 500 cases had been confirmed in five prisons nationwide. It is worth mentioning that on February 24, the health and Health Commission of Hubei Province announced that according to the epidemic regulations, the prison epidemic situation was incorporated into the statistics of Wuhan city and other places, and no longer listed separately.
After the outbreak of the prison epidemic, the Ministry of justice sent 28 supervision groups to carry out on-the-spot supervision, while the investigation group of the central political and legal commission went to Rencheng prison in Shandong Province to investigate the situation comprehensively. The field inspection has the latest results. At the meeting, Xiong Xuanguo introduced in detail the beginning and end of the prison epidemic.
It is understood that Wuhan women’s prison is the most seriously affected prison among the five prisons. As of February 23, 279 people have been confirmed in Wuhan women’s prison.
Xiong Xuanguo said that the prison is less than 100 meters away from Wuhan lung hospital. The same bus station is for the police to go to work and the lung hospital patients to see doctors, which may have caused virus input before the full implementation of the closure.
According to the public information, Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital is located at No. 28, Baofeng Road, Qiaokou District, while Wuhan women’s prison in Hubei Province is located at No. 97, Baofeng first road, Qiaokou District, Wuhan city. The actual distance between the two places is only 64 meters, and it can be reached by walking for one minute. There are many bus stations near Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital, but there is no single station near Wuhan women’s prison.
The bureau also noted that Wuhan women’s prison is located in the medical resources gathering area, about 1.2km away, that is, the main hospital area of Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of science and technology, and then 1.3km along Jiefang Avenue, that is, the Union Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of science and technology.
Public reports show that novel coronavirus pneumonia is the first three hospitals in Wuhan closer to the 5 women’s hospital. The hospitals are located at the center of the storm, the Southern China seafood market.
According to Xiong Xuanguo, in addition to Wuhan women’s prison and Hubei juvenile penitentiary, the other three prisons involved in the outbreak, Shandong Rencheng prison, Hubei Shayang prison and Zhejiang shilifeng prison, have concealed the contact history after the police contacted the personnel in the epidemic area of Hubei, resulting in incomplete isolation and spread of the epidemic.
Previously, eight people, including Xie Weijun, Secretary of the Party committee and director of the Department of justice of Shandong Province, Secretary of the Party committee and the first political commissar of the provincial prison administration, were dismissed due to the ineffective prevention and control of the epidemic situation in Rencheng prison of Shandong Province. On February 23, Wu Lei was appointed as the new secretary and director of the Party committee of Shandong provincial prison administration. He once publicly informed that on the afternoon of February 12, a police officer on duty in Rencheng prison was isolated and admitted to the hospital for treatment due to cough. On the evening of February 13, he was diagnosed. At 18:00 p.m. on the same day, another standby police officer was also diagnosed as a confirmed case.
According to the media, the two policemen were roommates when they were closed during the period of epidemic prevention and control. One of the policemen had a way to return to his hometown in Wuhan, and it was not sure who infected first.
Hanjin prison is located in Shayang County, Jingmen City, Hubei Province. A police officer in Hanjin prison was given a serious warning in the party for failing to truthfully report his life path, Hubei Daily reported.
On February 24, Chen Yixin, deputy leader of the central steering group and Secretary General of the central political and Law Commission, went to Hubei Provincial Prison Administration to supervise the epidemic prevention work of Hubei prison by video. According to Chang’an Jian, more than 20 relevant personnel in Hubei Province have been punished for the prison epidemic. In addition to the removal of the Secretary of the Party committee and the prison director of Wuhan women’s prison, another one has been put on file for investigation. Chen Yixin made it clear in his supervision that we should fully understand the health status of the policemen and their relatives,