Altogether 53 inmates in Dibrugarh Central Jail tested positive for Covid19 so far.

ULFA(I) leader Jibon Moran, who was arrested recently and is in judicial custody, tested Covid19 positive on Monday in the Dibrugarh Central Jail.

There are 530 inmates in the jail as on date.

Out of the total jail inmates, 223 were tested for Covid19 on Tuesday and 53 were found positive while 171 tested negative.

One of the inmates tested positive on Monday.

Sources said the Covid19 tests of remaining 306 inmates would be conducted soon.

All the positive cases have been kept in isolation.

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Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha confirmed the development.

He said the authorities have increased the daily Covid testing in Dibrugarh for early detection of the disease.

On Tuesday, 445 positive cases were detected from Dibrugarh district and six people died due to Covid19 infection.

Meanwhile, the Dibrugarh district administration has strictly enforced Covid19 protocols to control the surge in Covid19.

Avik Chakraborty

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