/First ICE detainee tests positive for coronavirus

First ICE detainee tests positive for coronavirus


The detainee, who has been held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, has been quarantined and is receiving care, ICE said, adding that the agency “is suspending intake at the facility until further information is available.”

Doctors warn of 'tinderbox scenario' if coronavirus spreads in ICE detentionDoctors warn of 'tinderbox scenario' if coronavirus spreads in ICE detention

As part of its efforts to stop coronavirus from spreading, the agency recently announced it was temporarily suspending social visitation at ICE facilities “as a precautionary measure” — meaning family members, friends and advocates who used to be able to visit detained loved ones in person can’t anymore, at least for now.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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