Prison officers, court officials and other inmates are feared to have contracted the virus after a COVID-19 suspected case was directly and indirectly in contact with them as he was being processed after being arrested for stealing a firearm and attempting to sell it.
A police source that spoke to the publication said:
The accused was put in remand prison for a case of theft of a firearm. He was denied bail and his next remand date is May 5.
We don’t know if this accused has been tested at prison, but the detectives who dealt with them have been self-isolated for now.
Details about the inmate testing positive for the virus are still not available as the publication could not access them.