As many as 72 prisoners tested positive for Covid-19 so far across the state, minister for law S Reghupathy said adding that steps have been taken to prevent the spread of infection among other prisoners.

TRICHY: As many as 72 prisoners tested positive for Covid-19 so far across the state, minister for law S Reghupathy said adding that steps have been taken to prevent the spread of infection among other prisoners.
As soon as remand prisoners are brought into the prisons, they would be isolated and tested for Covid-19. Those who test negative will be allowed in the prison. If they tested positive, they will be kept under observation at the prison hospitals. Those who require further treatment will be taken to government hospitals for treatment.
While the number of prisoners who were vaccinated is not encouraging, we have decided to encourage them to take the shots.
He said many Covid patients in the government hospitals were accompanied by relatives, and it must be discouraged. Many of them refuse to move out, making them vulnerable to the infection. They will be sent out after Covid tests in the coming days.
On the examinations to be conducted at the law colleges, he said a decision will be taken once the Covid-19 cases are settled down.
While water from the Mettur dam is expected to be released in the second week of June, he said tender has been given for Rs 2 crore to desilt canals to ensure that water reaches the fag end.
Asked on AIADMK coordinator O Paneerselvam thanking chief minister M K Stalin, he said the DMK is known for giving due respect to the elected representatives irrespective of the party they belong to.

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