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Two COVID-19 infected inmates escape isolation facility in Pune jail

The two undertrials had recently tested positive for the deadly infection and were kept in an isolation facility in a government hostel.

Published: 10th September 2020 04:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2020 04:11 PM   |  A+A-

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A case has been registered against the duo at Yerawada police station. (Representational Image)

By PTI

PUNE: Two coronavirus-infected inmates escaped from an isolation facility at a temporary prison in Yerawada area of Pune city on Thursday, a senior jail official said.

The two undertrials had recently tested positive for the deadly infection and were kept in an isolation facility in a government hostel, which had been converted into a temporary prison to decongest the Yerawada Central Prison, the official said.

"In the early hours of the day, two inmates escaped from the isolation facility after bending the grills of a window," he said.

A case has been registered against the duo at Yerawada police station, he added.

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