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500 jail inmates quarantined in Uttar Pradesh Mathura district

More than 500 prisoners in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district jail have been quarantined after 24 inmates tested positive

Uttar Pradesh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Aug 2020 8:28 AM GMT

MATHURA: More than 500 prisoners in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district jail have been quarantined after 24 inmates tested positive for coronavirus. The infected persons include the deputy jailor. The jail is being sanitized by the district administration. Mathura district jail Senior Superintendent, Shailendra Maitreya, said, "Even though we are taking care of everyone at the jail, the fact that some staff members are coming from outside and the food products being delivered in the jail could be the source of infection. Two separate barracks have been formed to put Covid positive patients who are asymptomatic." The district prison, which is already overcrowded, has 1,516 prisoners, including 96 women inmates, against the capacity of 554. (IANS)

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