Thai Corrections Dept admits close to 3,000 inmates infected

Pro-democracy activist Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak makes the three-finger salute as he is released from the Bangkok Remand Prison in Bangkok on May 11, 2021. - AFP

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Of the infected prisoners, 1,795 were found in the Bangkok Remand Prison, and 1,040 in the Central Women’s Correctional Institution.

All prisoners were moved to a field hospital of the department.

This morning, Anti-establishment leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, who spent eight weeks in the Central Women’s Correctional Institution over lese majeste charges, announced on that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

On Tuesday, she was at Bangkok Remand Prison where her fellow protestors Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan were released from detention. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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