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More than 270 Covid-19 infections among prison inmates


Nov 15, 2020 12:09 am    Views: 94

More than 270 Covid-19 infections among prison inmates

Total Covid-19 infections detected among prison inmates have reached 278, according to the Department of Prisons.

Commissioner General of Prisons, Thushara Upuldeniya said 107 of them are female inmates.

Sixty-eight inmates at the Old Bogambara Prison have been tested positive for novel coronavirus yesterday, while 13 inmates at Kuruwita Prison and 03 at Mahara Prison were also confirmed as positive cases.

Several inmates at the old Bogambara Prison meanwhile staged a protest on Thursday (12) raising concerns over the COVID-19 situation within prison premises.

In addition, 07 prison officials have also been exposed to the Covid-19 virus so far, the Prisons Commissioner General added.

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