Lebanon’s largest prison is grappling with coronavirus outbreak.
A security source told the BBC that about 200 prisoners had contracted Covid-19 in Roumieh prison, located close to the capital, Beirut.
Earlier this week, it was reported that prisoners had staged violent protests saying they were not getting the medical care they required.
The jail houses more than 3,000 prisoners and is infamous for poor conditions and overcrowding, forcing rights groups to call for those imprisoned for petty crimes to be released. END