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98 jail inmates test COVID positive in Karnal jail

Most infections asymptomatic



Parveen Arora
Tribune News Service

Karnal, May 12

With 41 fresh cases of Covid-19 among jail inmates, the number of Covid positive has climbed to 98 in the last three days at the district jail here.

Most of them are asymptomatic and have been traced during random sampling. All have been kept in the isolation ward set up within the jail premises, said Amit Bhado, jail superintendent.

“After the directions of DGP (Jail), we conducted a random sampling in the jail premises. So far, 98 jail inmates have tested positive,” said the jail superintendent.

Civil Surgeon Dr Yogesh Sharma said that the health department has been tracking the source of infection among the jail inmates.

He denied any angle of community transmission in the jail and said that it's too early to comment on any issue.

“We are screening all the inmates and the staff members and treatment has been started for the infected inmates,” said the Civil Surgeon.

He said that all precautionary measures are being taken to tackle the situation. A separate Covid-19 ward has already been developed inside the jail where the fresh inmates are kept for isolation.

Ganga Ram Punia, SP Karnal, said that they have increased the security outside the jail premises.


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