20 Rohingya Refugee test positive at Jammu, India

Yesterday, an Indian health official has confirmed that 20 out of 170 Rohingya Muslims detained in the jail of Kathua, Jammu tested positive for Covid-19.

An Indian medical officer, Swami Anjil told the reporters that, on Monday, during a routine health check-up, two detainees were found to have Covid-19 symptoms. About 80 detainees were subsequently tested and 20 were found positive, he added.

In March, 170 Rohingyas were detained by regional administration at a ‘holding centre’ set up under the Foreigners Act in the Hiranagar sub-jail of Kathua district of Jammu province while they had documents from the UNHCR.


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