Prisoners to make PPE for NHS workers fighting coronavirus

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Prisoners to make PPE for NHS workers fighting coronavirus

(Source: Evening Standard)

Inmates at eight UK prisons will reportedly start making personal protective equipment (PPE) at a third of the market cost for NHS staff battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland was quoted by The Daily Telegraph as saying that prisoners have been drafted in to produce scrubs and face visors after prices for PPE soared due to Covid-19 demand.

A-category facilities housing male prisoners, who pose the most threat to the public, the police or national security if they escape, are not thought to be involved in the effort.

Read more on: Evening Standard

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