Thousands of inmates infected with COVID-19

 Thousands of inmates infected with COVID-19

Central Prison in Ratchaburi. Photo: Peerapat Wimolrungkarat / Government of Thailand.

Nearly 3,000 inmates at Bangkok’s two main prisons — Bangkok Remand Prison and the Central Women’s Correctional Institution — have been found to be infected with Covid-19.

Corrections Department director-general Aryut Sinthoppan revealed the 2,835 infections on Wednesday after democracy activist Panusaya Sithijirawatta­nakul marked her release on bail by telling her Facebook followers that she had contracted the virus. She acknowledged that many inmates have infections.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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