Bowden under lockdown after some inmates showed flu-like symptoms

A lockdown is in place at Bowden Institution, a federal correctional facility, as a precautionary after some inmates showed symptoms consistent with influenza.

“The health and safety of our employees, offenders and the public is our top priority,” Correctional Services Canada said in a statement.

“While we currently have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our institutions, we continue to take preventative measures, and assess and test any offenders as required.”

The agency has health care services in its institutions and is prepared to handle cases of influenza and respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19, it says.

It remains in close contact with its public health partners and continues to plan, monitor and engage with authorities.



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