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Rayagada (Odisha) [India], June 8 (ANI): As many as 70 out of 113 inmates and 5 employees of Gunupur Sub-Jail in Odisha‘s Rayagada district examined constructive for COVID-19 to this point, knowledgeable Kamakshya Prasad Pati, Jail Superintendent of Gunupur Sub-Jail.
He knowledgeable that inmates who’ve examined constructive have been remoted and the remaining have been stored separate. The jail premises was additionally sanitised.
“Out of 113 inmates, 70 inmates together with 5 employees of Gunupur Sub-Jail examined constructive for COVID-19 until date. They’ve been remoted. The remaining inmates have been stored separate,” stated Pati on Monday.
In line with knowledge launched by the State Jail Headquarters not too long ago, as many as 816 prisoners examined constructive for Covid-19 within the State through the month of Might 2021.
Until Might 26, 658 prisoners have been shifted from over-congested jails with permission of trial courts, the information revealed.
Then again, holding in view the present Covid-19 scenario in jails and preparations for combating infections, the Director Basic of Prisons and Directorate of Correctional Companies (DCS), Odisha have determined to take a slew of measures together with appointment of a nodal officer for all prisons.
In the meantime, as many as 6,118 new COVID-19 instances, 7,358 recoveries and 41 deaths within the final 24 hours, knowledgeable the state well being division on Monday.
With this, the cumulative depend within the state stands at 8,19,214 together with 7,39,376 recoveries, 3,035 deaths and 76,750 energetic instances.
So as to comprise the COVID-19 an infection within the state, the Odisha authorities has prolonged the continuing lockdown until June 17 morning. (ANI)