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El Salvador Beefs Up Detention Measures in Jails After Friday's Surge of Murders

© REUTERS / Jose CabezasA military police officer stands close to a checkpoint during a police and army joint operation as part of security measures to keep people out of the city downtown markets during a quarantine throughout the country to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in San Salvador, El Salvador April 22, 2020.
A military police officer stands close to a checkpoint during a police and army joint operation as part of security measures to keep people out of the city downtown markets during a quarantine throughout the country to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in San Salvador, El Salvador April 22, 2020. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele announced on Saturday tougher detention measures and the introduction of round-the-clock curfews in prisons where members of criminal groups and their leaders are held after a surge of murders on Friday.
"Osiris Luna Meza, general director of penal centers, issue a decree on the introduction of a state of emergency in all penitentiary centers where gang members are detained. Full detention 24 hours a day, every day, until police operations are underway", Bukele wrote on Twitter.

​According to local media reports, as many as 23 homicides took place within one day compared to the average of two or even zero incidents since the introduction of a quarantine in the country.

The president added that gang leaders would be transferred to solitary confinement.

"There is no contact with the outside world. Shops will be closed and all events will be suspended until further notice", Bukele noted.

According to the WHO's report dated 6:00 pm CEST, El Salvador confirmed 261 COVID-19 cases and eight fatalities.

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