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33 more under-trial prisoners of Patnagarh sub-jail test Covid positive

11/05/2021 at 7:49 AM

Patnagarh, May 11: As many as 33 more prisoners tested positive for Covid-19 in Patnagarh sub-jail in Balangir district on Monday.

According to jail sources, under the direction of DDG, the swab samples of all inmates were sent to the hospital following which 33 of them have tested positive for the virus.

So far, eight inmates have been transferred to Covid Care Center in Balangir with the help of four ambulances.

As the capacity of the jail is 99, the rest 29 inmates have been shifted to Kantabanji sub-jail with the help of two buses.

Moreover, everyone’s health condition is being monitored by a team of doctors in the presence of Patnagarh sub-collector Somnath Pradhan.

The jail has been sanitized, said an official.

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