Inmates at an El Salvador prison were forced together in a jailhouse lockdown as authorities ignored social distancing rules on Saturday. The Izalco prison inmates were crammed next to each other after President Nayib Bukele ordered a 24-hour lockdown of prisons containing gang members. President Bukele said their leaders would be sent into solitary confinement after a sudden spike of 22 homicides on Friday. Hundreds of prisoners, mostwearing medical masks, line up next to each other on the floor, violating social distancing policy seen in the country at large.
Gang-member prisoners are rushed out of their rooms during the maximum emergency ordered by President Bukele Tattooed gang members line up in the prison yard as armed police, also wearing medical masks, watch on.