GOA: At least 800 inmates, security personnel and administrative staff at the colvale Central jail, who had got tested for Covid-19 after an employee was found to be infected, have been declared negative for the virus. A security personnel posted at the outer gate of the jail’s premises had tested positive last week.
The official also said strict precautions are being followed within the jail’s premises and that inmates have been instructed to follow social distancing. Over 50 inmates, who are out on parole, will be kept in isolation upon their return. “We have enough rooms ,” the official said. No visitors have been allowed in the jail over the last three months.