At least 65 inmates and staffers at the Namchi Central Jail in Sikkim have tested positive for COVID-19.

These 65 cases were among the 76 COVID-19 cases that were detected in Sikkim on Friday.

Among the 65 cases reported from Namchi Jail, 60 were prisoners and 5 were prison staff.

The Namchi Central Jail is located in South Sikkim district of the Himalayan State.

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The district administration has taken various containment measures, the Sikkim health department said.

It added: “Those with COVID-19 symptoms have been isolated.”

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