Pune: On September 10, two coronavirus-infected inmates escaped from an isolation facility at a temporary prison in Yerawada area of Pune city.

The two undertrials had tested positive for the deadly infection recently and were kept in an isolation facility in a government hostel. The hostel was converted into a temporary prison to decongest the Yerawada Central Prison, the official said.

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He added that “in the early hours of the day, two inmates escaped from the isolation facility after bending the grills of a window," he said.

A case has been registered against the duo at Yerawada police station, he added.

Similarly, in Uttar Pradesh, two undertrials undergoing treatment at a COVID hospital on Thursday (September 10) managed to flee after breaking the bathroom window, police said. Rape accused, Rajju and Brijlal, escaped at about 4 am from the hospital, Superintendent of Police Ankit Mittal said.