Salepur, May 8: Nine more under-trial prisoners of Salepur sub-jail in Cuttack district tested positive for Coronavirus on Friday.
According to jail sources, the swab samples of all 62 inmates were sent to the hospital after a Covid positive case was found in the jail. In the first phase, as many 12 samples were found to be positive and later, nine persons were tested positive for the virus.
The infected inmates are in isolation inside the jail premises. Moreover, everyone’s health condition is being monitored.
The jail has been sanitized, said an official.