Over 2,800 Inmates in Bangkok Are Infected with COVID-19

 The Corrections Department has reported that 2,835 inmates at two main prisons in Bangkok – the Bangkok Remand Prison and the Central Women’s Correctional Institution – have been found infected with COVID-19.
Department Director-General Aryut Sinthoppan said active case finding conducted on prison officials and inmates found that 1,795 detainees at Bangkok Remand Prison and 1,040 at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution were infected with the COVID-19 virus.
He said most of them were being treated at the field hospitals set up at the two prisons or at the Corrections Hospital. Others, in a more severe condition, were admitted to other hospitals outside.
Mr Aryut said the Corrections Department has ordered all correctional facilities to set up an area for quarantine and a field hospital, with doctors and nurses on duty to provide treatment to the infected inmates. The department also plans to inoculate all detainees, and is only waiting for an allocation of vaccines.


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