As many as 70 out of 113 inmates and 5 workers of Gunupur Sub-Jail in Odisha’s Rayagada district examined constructive for COVID-19 to date, 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 saved separate. The jail premises was additionally sanitised.
“Out of 113 inmates, 70 inmates together with 5 workers of Gunupur Sub-Jail examined constructive for COVID-19 until date. They’ve been remoted. The remaining inmates have been saved separate,” mentioned Pati on Monday.
Based on information launched by the State Jail Headquarters lately, as many as 816 prisoners examined constructive for Covid-19 within the State throughout the month of Could 2021.
Until Could 26, 658 prisoners have been shifted from over-congested jails with permission of trial courts, the information revealed.
However, maintaining in view the present Covid-19 state of affairs in jails and preparations for combating infections, the Director Basic of Prisons and Directorate of Correctional Providers (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 circumstances, 7,358 recoveries and 41 deaths within the final 24 hours, knowledgeable the state well being division on Monday.
With this, the cumulative rely within the state stands at 8,19,214 together with 7,39,376 recoveries, 3,035 deaths and 76,750 lively circumstances.
As a way to include the COVID-19 an infection within the state, the Odisha authorities has prolonged the continuing lockdown until June 17 morning.
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