18 more inmates, a Zamboanga City jail employee catch COVID-19

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More inmates and a jail employee from the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center tested positive for the coronavirus disease, local officials reported on Friday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) — Eighteen more inmates and a jail employee from the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center tested positive for the coronavirus disease, local officials reported on Friday.

The provincial task force said the infected patients have been separated from the other inmates. The facility earlier reported two other COVID-19 cases involving detainees, including one who passed away on April 20.

Zamboanga City now has 30 cases of COVID-19 and remains under enhanced community quarantine.