Nagpur, May 1: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday said that the Nagpur central jail will be locked down immediately to prevent the spread of coronavirus. With the decision, the Nagpur central jail is the eighth to be locked down in the state. Earlier, the government had locked down Mumbai, Thane and Yerwada central jails.
Byculla and Kalyan district jails and Aurangabad and Nashik jails to stem the spread of the viral infection. The statement said that as in the case of the other prisons, the Nagpur jail superintendent will have to deploy officials and staffers in two shifts. The officials and staffers working in the jail should be provided food and accommodation in the jail premise itself, the statement said. Care should be taken to keep the main gate of the jail completely shut during the lockdown, the statement said adding that the contact numbers of senior prison officials be shared with families of the staffers so that the relatives can call up the seniors in case there is any problem. (UNI)