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June 21, 2020
Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) on Saturday, revealed that an Emergency Support Group officer stationed at Male’ Prison had tested positive for COVID-19.
June 20, 2020
Blaming limited testing kits and an overcrowded facility for an uptick in infections at Karachi Central Jail, Sindh’s prisons chief told Arab News on Friday that 896 out of 3,500 inmates had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
June 9, 2020
Prisoners in Pakistan’s south Sindh province lodged a protest and held four policemen hostage after their seven inmates were tested positive of COVID-19, local media reported on Tuesday.
June 8, 2020
As Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, Nepal’s overcrowded prisons are increasingly becoming a cause for concern.
June 6, 2020
The Sindh High Court on Friday directed jail authorities to provide all necessary medical facilities to an undertrial prisoner who had tested positive for Covid-19.
May 27, 2020
26 апреля у осуждённой, отбывающей наказание в женской колонии ЛA-155/4 в селе Жаугашты Алматинской области был обнаружен коронавирус. Ранее сообщалось, что двое подозреваемых в СИЗО заболели COVID-19.
May 26, 2020
About a month ago on April 22, two nurses working in the country’s largest prison at Sundhara tested positive for COVID -19 under the rapid diagnostic test. The test result sent a wave of panic among the 25,087 jailbirds, including 773 juveniles and additional 773 infants living with their parents inside a total of 72 prisons and eight juvenile correction homes across the country.
May 26, 2020
Afghan authorities freed hundreds of Taliban prisoners on Tuesday as they tried to persuade the militants to extend a three-day ceasefire marking the holy Eid festival.
May 23, 2020
Despite jail authorities speaking of taking adequate measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the total number of virus-infected inmates at Karachi Central Jail has soared past 300, sources at the prison total The Express Tribune on Saturday.
May 21, 2020
In late March, Kaski District Police in Nepal arrested Pastor Keshav Acharya, age 32, for praying against the COVID-19 virus in a video that was widely circulated on social media. Police officials used the video as evidence to claim the pastor had spread false information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 19, 2020
More than 200 prisoners have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus at Karachi Central Jail, the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) said in a statement released Tuesday, bumping up the total number of infected inmates across the country to 353.
May 18, 2020
Over 140 prisoners have tested positive for coronavirus to date in Pakistan, according to the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP).
May 16, 2020
From among 600 suspected prisoners of Pul-e-Charkhi prison and Kabul detention center, 50 prisoners and prison workers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a team of doctors responsible for the medical treatment of prisoners at the Pul-e-Charkhi jail said on Saturday.
May 16, 2020
COVID-19: Inmates, guards at Himmafushi prison being tested
May 10, 2020
The Federal Ombudsman has told the Supreme Court that so far 47 inmates in different jails of Punjab have been tested positive for contagious coronavirus disease.
May 7, 2020
Pakistani authorities must ensure greater transparency about the number of COVID-19 cases in the country’s prisons, and the volume of testing being done in prisons nationwide, Amnesty International said today.