JK News Today
SRINAGAR, MAY 11, 2021
23 prisoners lodged in various jails of Jammu and Kashmir are Covid Positive.
As on date, 4572 inmates are lodged in the 13 jails of J&K, of which, 23 inmates (21 from District Jail Kathua, 1 from Central Jail Jammu, Kot Bhalwal and 1 from District Jail Jammu) are COVID positive to whom necessary medical care is being provided.
At present, 635 inmates are lodged in the Central Jail Srinagar which included 27 female inmates and there is no COVID positive case in the jail.
Presently, 219 inmates are under quarantine across prisons of J&K as new prisoners undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine for 14 days.
Directions have been given to the jail staff for strict adherence to SOPs issued to prevent spread of COVID-19 in jails.