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39 inmates including 6 children test Covid positive in Mumbai’s Byculla jail

Thirty-nine people, comprising inmates and six children, have tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai's Byculla women's jail over the past 10 days, officials said on Saturday.

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As many as 39 inmates, including six children in Mumbai’s Byculla jail, have been shifted to the isolation centre after testing positive for Covid-19.

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A pregnant woman also tested positive and has been shifted to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

Around 120 inmates and jail staff were tested for positive in the Byculla prison, the BMC has said.

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Meanwhile, the medical health officer of BMC’s E Ward told PTI the jail had not been declared a containment zone, and the civic body’s daily bulletin had erroneously informed that it was.

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