First COVID-19 Case In Delhi's Tihar Jail

25 May, 2020 06:32 IST|Sakshi

NEW DELHI: A 45-year-old assistant superintendent at Delhi's Tihar Jail tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. Chetram Meena posted at Central Jail No 7 is a resident of Staff Residential Complex of Tihar Jail. He had taken leave on Friday as he wanted to go home and meet his family. However, before leaving, on May 22, he got himself tested for coronavirus at Amrapali Hospital and his results came positive on Sunday.

The assistant superintendent didn't show any symptoms but his results came as positive. According to the jail officials, the contact tracing of the superintendent who was tested positive was done by jail authorities and it was found that one jail staffer was in close contact with him. Tests have been done to the staffer and the results are awaited. He has been quarantined at home. Senior jail officials said that five others, including two other jail staffers have been sent on home quarantine, while three inmates have been kept in an isolation barrack.

As a precautionary measure, the officials have asked the infected personnel's nine neighbors, who work at different Delhi jails have been asked to quarantine themselves at home even though none of them came in contact with him. All the men are presently not showing any symptoms and the authorities will keep a check on their medical condition. As per the reports, 18 people from Rohini Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 while another case has been reported from Mandoli Jail after a deputy superintendent tested positive last week.

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