Assam, May 20: Around 200 jail inmates across Assam are tested COVID-19 positive.
Last year during the first wave around 3000 inmates were found COVID positive. A senior Assam police officer, who did not want to be named said, “233 Covid positive prisoners, 54, the highest number, are in Dibrugarh Central Jail”.
A senior leader of banned United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) Jiban Moran was recently tested positive.
The official said tests are done across the jails in the state. The state-level committee headed by a Guwahati High Court judge would meet on Thursday to take stock of the situation in the 31 jails.