(CMR) Nine migrants housed at the Customs and Border Control Service Detention Center (CBCDC) have been transported to the Breakers Civic Center for isolation due to more than one migrant being diagnosed with the chicken pox virus.
Public Health has been monitoring the situation and are treating the migrants.
This situation created heightened tension last night with the other migrants at CBCDC; however, the tension has since eased, and arrangements have been made for the sanitization of the detention center to help prevent the further spread of the virus.
The Breakers Civic Center is one of 4 Civic Centers listed in the Mass Migration Contingency Plan as alternative migrant accommodation, and the migrants will remain there until they fully recover.
Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, and it causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven't had the disease or been vaccinated against it.