Salepur, May 5: As many as 12 inmates of Salepur sub-jail in Cuttack district have tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to jail sources, the swab samples of all 12 inmates were sent to the hospital after a Covid positive case was found in the jail. The tests were later found to be positive.
The infected inmates are currently in isolation inside the jail premises.
The entire block has been sanitised. Moreover, everyone’s health condition is being monitored. A medical team has been formed for regular health check-ups.
Detection of positive cases has created panic among the rest prisoners staying in the jail.