71 Prisoners, 4 Staff Of Gunupur Sub-Jail Test COVID Positive


Rayagada: At least 71 inmates and 4 employees of Gunupur sub-jail have test positive for COVID19. All the positives are asymptomatic and stable now.

Reportedly, they have been kept in isolation in the jail. However, if any medical emergency arises, they will be immediately shifted to the nearby designated Covid hospital, informed Ramesh Sahu, a doctor at Gunupur Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH).

On the other hand, the Gunupur Sub-Jail authorities said that the cells and premises of the jail have been sanitized.

Earlier on May 16, an under trial prisoner (UTP) lodged at Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment in Cuttack.

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