4 more prison watches, a prisoner test Covid-19 positive

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Coronavirus contaminations are on the ascent in detainment facilities as four more prison gatekeepers and one detainee tried positive in most recent 24 hours in the nation.

The prison watches tried positive while releasing obligation at Narayanganj region prison and the prisoner tried positive in Khulna area prison, Md Monzur Hossain, partner monitor general (administrator) at the Department of Prisons home office, told the Daily Star today. 

With the new cases, the complete number of diseases in jails is currently 51. Of them, 50 are prison staff and one a prisoner, said Monzur, including that around 10 prison gatekeepers and two detainees have recuperated till today. 

Plus, 73 other jail watchmen and authorities and 203 detainees stay in isolate in various penitentiaries the nation over as they either indicated Covid-19 like side effects or interacted with those contaminated, said the AIG. 

In jail, the first Covid-19 case was identified on April 21, when a gatekeeper at Dhaka Central Jail tried positive and the number bit by bit rose after it. 

The detainment facilities division prior organized separation units for detainees inside correctional facilities in Kishoreganj, Madaripur, Pirojpur, Sylhet, Feni and Dinajpur regions, as indicated by a report of the house service's uncommon coordination cell. 

The prison specialists state they keep new detainees in 14-day isolate before putting them inside the cell with others. 

As indicated by prison authorities, they have likewise taken some more activities like furnishing preparing to prison staff with the assistance of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to battle against the infection and they have quit permitting detainees to meet with their family members in prison. 

Another high official of the Department of Prisons, mentioning namelessness, said they are letting the detainees talk with their family members on phones. 

"Each prisoner will find the opportunity to converse with their families once at regular intervals," the authority disclosed to The Daily Star today. 

Thinking about the circumstance, the detainees won't find the opportunity to meet their family members during Eid-ul-Fitr, booked to be commended on May 25 (contingent upon moon locating), said AIG Monzur Hossain. 

"We have orchestrated some PDAs so every prisoner can converse with their family members slowly via telephone on the event of Eid," he included.

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