KARACHI: Over 150 inmates and nine warders have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Karachi Central Jail on Tuesday.
Inspector-General of Police (prisons) Nusrat Mangan has confirmed that over 150 prisoners and nine jail officials, including DSP Jan Muhammad, were diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Karachi jail.
He maintained that the COVID-19 positive prisoners have been isolated and kept in quarantine. The police officer said that there were over 3,500 prisoners at the Karachi Central Jail and added that half of them have been screened for the virus.
Mangan said that all the prisoners and the jail staff will be tested for the virus.