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Coronavirus: Inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 escape isolation facility in Pune jail

The two inmates had tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted to the hospital on September 7
 

Coronavirus Inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 escape isolation facility in Pune jail-snj
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Bengaluru, First Published Sep 10, 2020, 5:09 PM IST
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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.

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