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COVID-19 positive prisoners escape Pune's Yerawada prison

Two undertrial prisoners, who had tested positive for COVID-19, escaped from a temporary jail set up by Yerawada Central Prison in Pune early morning on Saturday, jail officials informed. Both inmates were kept into a quarantine facility of the jail.

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New Delhi Published on: September 10, 2020 10:59 IST
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COVID-19 positive prisoners escape Pune's Yerawada prison

Two undertrial prisoners, who had tested positive for COVID-19, escaped from a temporary jail set up by Yerawada Central Prison in Pune early morning on Saturday, jail officials informed. Both inmates were kept into a quarantine facility of the jail.

The incident came to light at around 1 am on Thursday.

Jail authorities have converted a hostel building into a temporary prison where new prisoners are kept in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside the jail.

Search is on by the police to nab the escapists. 

(With agency inputs)

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