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COVID-19: Himanta Biswa Sarma takes stock of situation at Guwahati Central Jail

Nearly 210 cases have been detected across the jails in Assam, out of which 185 cases have been detected at the Guwahati Central Jail.

Guwahati Central jail  COVID-19 situation

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: In the wake of a rapid surge in the COVID-19 cases inside the Guwahati Central Jail, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the jail premises and took stock of the situation on Wednesday, July 16.

Nearly 210 cases have been detected across the jails in Assam. which include 185 cases alone in the Guwahati Central Jail where prominent figures such as Akhil Gogoi, Ranjan Daimary, and

The state health minister went to review medical and other facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the jail. It has been reported that Dr. Sarma was accompanied by the senior health department officials.

"After learning of the spread of #COVID19 in Central Jail Guwahati I along with Health Dept officials visited the site and reviewed the medical and other facilities."Assam health minister tweeted.

It is to be noted that some of the inmates in the jail claimed that about 95% of the prisoners are COVID-19 positive. They say that there have been no proper arrangements to control the spread of coronavirus inside the jail premises.

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