81 more Arthur Road inmates test positive
Drawing by Arun Ferreira
The Hindu / by Gautam S. Mengle and Sonam Saigal
One positive at Byculla women’s jail.
As many as 81 more inmates at the Arthur Road Central Jail tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the number of cases among prisoners lodged there to 158. A prisoner at the women’s prison in Byculla has also tested positive.
SUPERINTENDENT OF ARTHUR ROAD JAIN IN QUARANTINE
Mumbai Mirror / by Somendra Sharma and David Delima
… Families of prisoners and undertrials in jails across the city made frantic calls to their lawyers on Friday morning, after hearing the news that 103 people lodged at Arthur Road jail had tested positive for Covid-19 …
“I have not spoken to my father properly since February, when I last saw him in court. I don’t know if he is safe as there as been zero communication from the authorities. We have no way of getting in touch with any official,” said Sagar Gonsalves, son of incarcerated activist Vernon Gonsalves.
103 TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE IN MUMBAI’S ARTHUR ROAD JAIL
The Wire / by Sukanya Shantha
The Maharashtra home department had promised to release over 11,000 prisoners but so far fewer than 7,000 have been released as the health crisis rages.
Mumbai: The delay in the process of decongesting Maharashtra’s prisons has already led to the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in Mumbai’s Arthur Road central prison.