Jail inmates to undergo ‘smelling the coffee’ test

Also, asymptomatic primary contacts (though tested negative) shall not mix with other people,” reads an excerpt of the health advisory. 

published on : 16th September 2020

Covid-19: 43 prisoners in two Muzaffarnagar jails infected, moved to isolation wards

An undertrial prisoner had died in Banda district jail due to Covid-19 on Monday.

published on : 8th September 2020

54 jail inmates test positive for COVID-19 in UP's Banda

There are 436 active COVID-19 cases in Banda, and so far, 10 people have succumbed to the disease in the district.

published on : 6th September 2020

Altogether 224 inmates of Bihar jail test positive for COVID- 19

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.

published on : 14th August 2020

215 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Bihar's Araria jail

All the positive prisoners are asymptomatic and placed under isolation monitored by jail administration and health officials.

published on : 14th August 2020

191 jail inmates test COVID-19 positive in UP's Basti

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.

published on : 11th August 2020

Prisoners with serious health issues to be freed

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.

published on : 26th July 2020

Warder, two inmates test positive; GGH gets 40 ventilators

Meanwhile, the government has provided 40 ventilators to the district Covid-19 hospital. At present, the Ongole GGH has 27 ventilators.

published on : 22nd July 2020

Massive COVID-19 outbreak at MP jail: 64 out of 82 inmates, 3 guards test positive at Bareli sub-jail

According to informed sources, the infection possibly spread in the jail due to newly admitted prisoners.

published on : 21st July 2020

No pregnant minor in Kanpur shelter home is HIV positive, show confirmatory tests

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.

published on : 24th June 2020

COVID-19 in jails: Have come up with guidelines, Maharashtra government tells HC

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.

published on : 19th June 2020

COVID-19 first-line treatment centre in each district for parole returnees in Kerala

Persons jailed or remanded by courts will be admitted in such centres till they test negative; move follows infection of 5 inmates

published on : 1st June 2020

Staffer, 10 inmates recover from COVID-19 in Delhi's Rohini jail

A head warden of the Central Jail 10 in Rohini had tested positive for coronavirus on May 15.

published on : 27th May 2020

72 inmates of Mumbai jail contract coronavirus: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

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 .

published on : 7th May 2020

Eleven inmates, three staff members at Sabarmati jail test positive

One of them was a murder convict who returned after his parole was over, while the other was a rape accused.

published on : 6th May 2020
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