Also, asymptomatic primary contacts (though tested negative) shall not mix with other people,” reads an excerpt of the health advisory.
An undertrial prisoner had died in Banda district jail due to Covid-19 on Monday.
There are 436 active COVID-19 cases in Banda, and so far, 10 people have succumbed to the disease in the district.
Reports of 182 had come out on Wednesday night, a day after 42 others were found infected. This has triggered panic at the jailed premises which is bursting at the seams.
All the positive prisoners are asymptomatic and placed under isolation monitored by jail administration and health officials.
Eight of the inmates with other diseases have been shifted to hospital and anyone else developing symptoms will also be sent to the medical facility.
The Express reached out to a prisoner from the Central prisons who said that elderly persons and those with prolonged illness were mentally affected because of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the government has provided 40 ventilators to the district Covid-19 hospital. At present, the Ongole GGH has 27 ventilators.
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According to informed sources, the infection possibly spread in the jail due to newly admitted prisoners.
An FIR was lodged against unidentified persons for circulating false information about a shelter home in Kanpur where 57 inmates, including five pregnant girls, tested positive for coronavirus.
Inmates, staff etc who might have come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients, or those who might have spent at least 15 minutes with a COVID-19 inmate will be tested for coronavirus.
Persons jailed or remanded by courts will be admitted in such centres till they test negative; move follows infection of 5 inmates
A head warden of the Central Jail 10 in Rohini had tested positive for coronavirus on May 15.
Earlier, the state government had isolated eight prisons in the state including the Arthur Road prison and ordered that no new person will be allowed to enter .
One of them was a murder convict who returned after his parole was over, while the other was a rape accused.