A prisoner tested positive for COVID-19 at Quetta Jail

The prisoner has been kept in isolation: Sources

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By Our Reporter

QUETTA: A prisoner was tested positive for the novel coronavirus at Quetta’s District Jail. An officer of the prison department Balochistan who declined to be named told Quetta Voice that an inmate recently brought the prison was tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The infected prisoner has been kept in isolation and blood samples of prison staff who initially met the prisoner have been sent to the laboratory for the test, he said.

In District Jail Quetta, currently over 600 prisoners have been languishing. The prisons department had conducted screening of all inmates soon after the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe. However, at that time no case was reported.

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