Jammu : 185 prisoners have tested positive for the deadly virus [COVID-19] in different jails across the Jammu region, Director General of Prisons V K Singh was quoted as saying on Saturday.
He said temporary jails are being set up in various districts to isolate the asymptomatic positive detenues as part of efforts to ensure safety of the jail inmates and staffers.
Singh said roughly 200 prisoners, primarily in south Kashmir”s Anantnag district jail and Srinagar Central Jail, have recovered from the infection over the past one month.
“In the past week, 185 prisoners across the Jammu region, including 56 in district Jail Amphalla and four in Kot Bhalwal Jail (Jammu district), 51 in district jail Kathua, 50 in district jail Rajouri and 24 in district jail Bhaderwah have tested positive for COVID-19. All necessary measures have been taken for their treatment,” PTI quoted Singh as saying.