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Temporary jails in UP for COVID testing of new inmates before transfer

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Lucknow: With COVID creating havoc in jails, and with mostly new arriving inmates being the source of such infection, Awanish K Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department of Uttar Pradesh said today that temporary jails be set up in the districts which do not have such jails yet.

He said that new inmates (arriving) could be kept there, prior to their transfer to regular jails.

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He said that antigen tests of new inmates will be mandatorily done even before being kept at these temporary jails. Those who test positive for COVID will be taken to L-1 hospitals for treatment and those who test negative will be kept in quarantine for 14 days at the temporary jail itself.

– India Legal Bureau

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