Chandigarh: Twenty-six inmates of Punjab’s Ludhiana Central Jail tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday, officials said. They were asymptomatic.
They had been kept in a separate barrack of the jail, Chief Medical Officer Rajesh Kumar Bagga told the media.
Thirty-two inmates had been shifted from Borstal Jail — a special jail for coronavirus patients — after testing negative to the Central Jail.
Twenty-six of them tested positive in retesting, said Jail Superintendent Rajiv Arora.
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