Four inmates die at Central Jail, one tests positive for COVID-19

Published On: September 1, 2020 03:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Source claims that a few more inmates at the jail are ill

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Four inmates have died at the Sundhara-based Central Jail. According to Devarsi Sapkota, information officer at the Department of Prison Management, of the four deceased, one has tested positive for COVID-19, while the results of the three others are awaited.

The 40-year-old male inmate, who was brought to the Central Jail for treatment, tested positive for COVID-19 after his death. “The inmate was a tuberculosis patient,” said Sapkota.

According to the Central Jail, two inmates died at Bir Hospital and one at Mega Hospital.

A source said that a few more inmates at the jail are ill.

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