Coronavirus: Delhi government health team members at the IGI international Airport wearing masks as precaution.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Coronavirus: Delhi government health team members at the IGI international Airport wearing masks as precaution.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Tihar Jail screens inmates for coronavirus, creates isolation ward

Reports said also said the inmates have been informed about coronavirus symptoms and the precautions to be taken, including washing hands and avoiding physical contact with others.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Authorities at Delhi’s Tihar Jail are screening inmates for coronavirus and have set up an isolation ward inside the prison, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

“All inmates have been checked and not displayed symptoms. New inmates are being screened and will be kept in different wards for three days,” a jail official was quoted as saying by ANI.

Reports said also said the inmates have been informed about coronavirus symptoms and the precautions to be taken, including washing hands and avoiding physical contact with others.

There are around 17,500 inmates lodged at the jail at present.

Also read: Fast-tracked and extensive testing key to coronavirus containment

India reported its second death from coronavirus on Friday after a 68-year-old woman with diabetes and hypertension died in Delhi.

A 76-year-old man from Karnataka was the first person to die from the virus in India. India has so far reported 83 confirmed cases of the virus.

Several states, including Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, have ordered the closure of educational institutions, public buildings, cinemas and bars in several major cities.

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The cumulative forest land that is to be diverted for the three projects inside the protected area is 163.43ha while the cumulative forest land required for such projects outside the protected area is believed to be another 200ha of forest land. (HT Photo)

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Prem Chand Sharma. (Sourced)

Uttarakhand farmer gets Padma award for innovations in agriculture

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Opposition MAs during a protest inside the Goa assembly on Monday(HT PHOTO)

Goa CM, Leader of Opposition spar over 'unparliamentary protest' in Assembly

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Biren Kumar Basak(HT Photo )

Meet Biren Kumar Basak, from selling sarees to winning Padma Shri

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KY Venkatesh with his trophies and medals. (Sourced)

Athlete gets Padma award for showing the way, promoting para-sports

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The middle of the tableau showed 'Nandi', the vehicle of Lord Shiva, the travelers visiting the Kedarnath dham and the devotees absorbed in devotion.(ANI Photo)

R-Day: Uttarakhand tableau features Lord Shiva's vehicle Nandi, Kedarnath dham

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Yamuna Bai Borajkar seen saluting the flag at Azad Maidan on the occasion of the Republic Day in Mumbai. (Photo by Satish Bate)

Maharashtra speaker present as protesting farmers hoist tricolour in Mumbai

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Chhutni Mahato. (Sourced)

Jharkhand woman gets Padma Shri for saving women branded as witches

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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemned the violence that took place in several areas of the national Capital during the tractor rally(AP)

Anti-social elements infiltrated peaceful protest: Farm union condemns violence

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UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 05:14 PM IST
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(Extreme right) Lakhimi Baruah during the inauguration of a branch of her bank. (HT photo)

Assam banker known for empowering women gets Padma Shri

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In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misriread out President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation. (Photo Courtesy: Indian embassy in China)
In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misriread out President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation. (Photo Courtesy: Indian embassy in China)

Indians abroad celebrate Republic Day amidst Covid-19 pandemic

PTI, Beijing, Singapore
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Uttarakhand Congress workers during a protest in Mussoorie on Tuesday against the farm laws. (HT PHOTO)

Congress workers mark Republic Day with protest in Mussoorie against farm laws

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Bhuri Bai. (Sourced)

MP’s Padma awardee came to Bhopal in ’80s hoping to earn 6 daily as labourer

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A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Clashes, vandalism, tractors on roads: How farmers' march turned violent

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Farmers protest. at ITO in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
Farmers protest. at ITO in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

Delhi Traffic Police issue advisory after farmers' tractor rally turns violent

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
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