Nepal | January 16, 2021

Female inmates of Nepalgunj prison sent to Bardiya and Dailekh

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Share Now:

NEPALGUNJ, AUGUST 12

Following the confirmation of COVID-19 in some inmates, Nepalgunj prison administration in Banke has shifted its female inmates to other districts.

At a time when concerns are being heard about the number of inmates exceeding the capacity of the prison, the prison administration, in coordination with the local administration, has shifted female inmates from here to Dailekh and Bardiya after a few of the inmates tested positive for coronavirus.

The prison with capacity to hold 300 inmates has 817 inmates, including two dependent minors.

“While 30 female inmates and a dependent minor have been sent to Dailekh prison, 15 women inmates and a dependent minor have been relocated to Bardiya District Prison,” said Jailer Devendraman Shrestha.

He further said that relocation was meant to help set up isolation for COV- ID-19-infected inmates in the prison.

As we’re contact-tracing the virus positive cases now, more people could be diagnosed with the virus and we need space to keep them in isolation, Shrestha said.

A version of this article appears in e-paper on August 13, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.

 


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

First Arab Ama Dablam Expedition makes successful attempt on Thursday

KATHMANDU: A team from Seven Summit Treks ‘First Arab Ama Dablam Expedition’ comprising Qatari climber Fahad Badar, Sherief Elabd from Eygpt and Nadhira Al Harthy from Oman have attempted Mt Ama Dablam (6812 m) on January 14. The winter ascent to Ama dablam consisted of at least 14 climbers w Read More...

With beginning of snowfall, poaching on the rise in Bajura

BAJURA: Poaching of rare endangered animals has increased with the beginning of snowfall in higher altitude areas of Bajura district. The endangered wildlife inhabiting the areas in Martadi, Dahakot, Manakot, Toli, Kailashmandau, Kanda, Rugin, Chhatara, Dogadi are being poached. Local Dhanamal Read More...

In Pictures: Heritage activists demand restoration of Kamal Pokhari

Kathmandu, January 15 Heritage activists stage a protest demanding proper restoration of centuries-old Kamal Pokhari, in Kathmandu, on Friday. Kathmandu Metropolitan City had launched the reconstruction of Kamal Pokhari, amid a function, on July 4, 2019. Kamal Pokhari is a historic pond loc Read More...

Photo Gallery: Hanumandhoka Durbar under renovation

Kathmandu, January 15 Renovation activities are underway at Hanumandhoka Durbar of Basantapur Durbar Square, in Kathmandu, as captured on Friday. Photos by Balkrishna Thapa for The Himalayan Times - Read More...

Kathmandu valley logs 172 new Covid-19 infections on Friday

KATHMANDU: The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 172 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Friday. This accounts for more than 50% of the total 270 new infections recorded today. Kathmandu alone recorded 147 new cases while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 22 and th Read More...

Nationwide Covid-19 tally hits 266,816 with 270 new cases registered on Friday

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Friday reported 270 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 266,816. Of the total cases, 90 are females while 180 are males. In the past 24 hours, 172 new cases were logged in Kathmandu valley. Read More...

Five Covid-19 fatalities reported today, death-toll inches closer to 2000 mark

KATHMANDU: Five more coronavirus infection related fatalities were reported from across the country today. With these additions, the death-toll from the disease stands at 1948 as of today. Meanwhile, on a global level, the pandemic has claimed over two million lives. The count of total number Read More...

Nepal approves SII's 'Covishield' for emergency use against Covid-19

KATHMANDU: Nepal Government has approved 'Covishield' vaccines manufactured by Serum Institute of India for emergency use against Covid-19 in Nepal. The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) took the decision on usage of the vaccine which has already received an approval in India, today. DDA Read More...