68 prisoners were found corona positive at Akola District Jail in Maharashtra. Many of these are asymptomatic. An isolation ward has been made for prisoners in the prison itself. Deputy Collector Sanjay Khadse said that all arrangements were made for the care of the prisoners.
The jail official said that there are 300 prisoners in the district jail and no new prisoners have been brought recently. Earlier on June 24, 18 prisoners were found infected in the district jail. So far, 1498 cases of corona infection have been reported in Akola district and 76 people have died. There are 378 active cases here, while more than 1000 have been cured.
On June 15, 62-year-old prisoner Kunwar Singh died in Delhi’s Mandoli jail. The life of the prisoner had gone to sleep and then there was no reason for it. Later the prisoner’s sample was sent for the corona test, the report of which came back positive.
Kunwar Singh was convicted in a murder case in 2016. He was sent to Mandoli jail on 6 July 2018. DG Jail Sandeep Goyal had told that so far 23 prisoners have been found infected with corona in Delhi jails.