The total number of prison inmates and officials affected by the SARS-COV-2 virus has increased to 175 in the Kannur Central Jail.
On Monday, 21 more cases were detected as positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, 71 and on Sunday 83 persons had tested positive.
A team of medical experts will be arriving at the jail to monitor the situation.
RT-PCR tests were conducted for the prisoners and staff in the jail after two jail inmates, who had gone on parole, were found affected by COVID-19.
The jail authorities said that a special treatment block had been arranged to take care of the COVID-19 patients and the primary contacts inside the jail.
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