KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Face-to-face meetings between prison inmates and their family members in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebration will not be allowed at all prison institutions nationwide.

The Prisons Department in a statement said, however, a prepaid telephone calling facility would be provided as an alternative method to get in touch.

“The consideration was made as a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and members of the public with any queries may refer to the relevant prison institution,” read the statement. — Bernama