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28 inmates undertrials and convicts at Colvale Central jail and five staffers have tested positive

GOA: As many as 28 inmates undertrials and convicts at Colvale Central jail and five staffers have tested positive for Covid-19. “All inmates have been placed in isolation within the jail premises as they were all asymptomatic,” said a senior jail official.

“There is an in-house doctor who has been in touch with the health officer attached to the Colvale primary health centre (PHC). The condition of inmates under isolation is being watched,” he said. The Covid-19 infection at the jail premises was suspected after one of the jail guards who was on duty, tested positive.  

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