It said if the examination of convicts Shyam Sivan, Shinu and Unnikuttan necessitates it, the magistrate should also look into it.
The source of infection in the district jail is unknown.
All those with COVID-19 will be moved to a separate block where they will be tended to by a medical team. The prisons department has now decided to test all prisoners here.
Harikumar had applied for transfer under the Indo-Maldives agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons which allows convicts to complete the remainder of their prison terms in their country of birth.