No social distancing between murderers in the prison of El Salvador!

El Salvador authorities ignore social distancing. The Izalco prison inmates were crammed next to each other after President Nayib Bukele ordered a 24-hour lockdown of prisons containing gang members. Some 22 people were killed in jails on these days alone as reports of violence soar.

Shocking images from inside Izalco jail in El Salvador show inmates pictures packed tightly together as punishment after the murder rate in the country's prisons spiked this week

President Bukele wrote on Twitter that the gang leaders will go into solitary. The president said the "maximum emergency" lockdown will be enforced while police investigate the surge in murders.

It's the highest total in a single day since President Bukele took office last June.

El Salvador is one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and once had the highest murder rate in the Americas. More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in recent years due to the menace of the nation's street gangs.