The coronavirus infection has spread in the District Prison of Bajura.

Bajura District Police Office Chief Madan Mahara said three inmates had tested positive for the deadly virus. He said of the eight persons who tested for antigen, the virus was confirmed in three.

He added that the infected have been kept separately in isolation.

There are 59 jailbirds even though the prison has the capacity to house only 25.

Mahara said that COVID like symptoms were seen among most of the inmates.

He informed that the virus was confirmed after an ill inmate was brought to the district hospital for treatment.

It is said the virus might have spread among inmates as they shared beds and rooms. The prison house is being watched carefully after the infection spread.

As many as 48 people have been infected with the virus in the district headquarters, Martadi.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 4, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.