46 inmates across three jails in Delhi test positive for Covid

Tihar Jail amongst those with high number of infected inmates as well as staff members, Cover via Getty Images

Forty-six inmates and 43 staffers of three jails in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Monday. “All the infected inmates as well as staffers have been under isolation and are recovering,” said a senior jail official.

According to data shared by the jail authorities, 46 inmates tested positive till Sunday — 29 inmates in Tihar and the remaining 17 in Mandoli jail.

Among the 43 infected staffers, 25 are from Tihar, 12 from Rohini jail and six from Mandoli jail.

As part of the steps taken to contain the spread of the viral disease in Tihar, Mandoli and Rohini jail complexes, prison dispensaries have been turned into Covid care centres. An oxygen plant in Tihar will be functional soon.

Many medical isolation cells have been set up for inmates showing slight symptoms of COVID-19, as per the officials.

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