STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

UP coronavirus: Undertrial lodged in Bahraich jail tests positive, barrack sealed 

Jail Superintendent of AN Tripathi said that random sampling of 10 inmates was done.

Published: 07th July 2020 12:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2020 01:18 PM   |  A+A-

For representational purposes

By PTI

BAHRAICH (UP): A barrack in the district jail was sealed after an undertrial lodged there was found positive for coronavirus, officials said here on Tuesday.

Jail Superintendent of AN Tripathi said that random sampling of 10 inmates was done.

"One inmate lodged in the jail since 2016 was found positive on Monday. He has been admitted to the hospital where he will be tested again. He is asymptomatic," he said.

All 150 inmates in the barrack have been quarantined and the barrack has been sealed.

"The jail official and staff who came in contact with these 150 prisoners will undergo the COVID-19 test," he said.

There have been 141 cases of coronavirus in the district, of which there are now only 17 active cases.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp