Officials in Kyiv, Ukraine announced a quarantine at the Lukyanivska pre-trial detention center due to a measles outbreak, according to Ukrainian media.

Jail cell/ National Park service

According to the report, as of January 15, seven people fell ill with the contagious viral infection.

“Seventy-one people came into contact with the infected convicts. In order to prevent the spread of measles, an infection control commission was formed. A plan was developed and put into effect to prevent the spread of the disease among persons taken into custody,” a source said.

In addition, cells were allocated for quarantine of infected patients. No one was hospitalized yet, but if necessary, they will be hospitalized at the clinic.

Ukraine continues its battle with measles in 2019 as more than 5,000 cases have been reported during the first two weeks of the year.

This follows a whopping 54,000 + cases reported in 2018.