With the number of positive coronavirus cases in India rising each day, face masks and hand sanitizers have perhaps become some of the most coveted properties that people can currently own. Central and state governments are scrambling to provide the utmost care and precaution to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
In the wake of the infection, the demand for masks and panic among people is increasing and taking advantage of it few people are selling low-cost masks at a high price.
In such a situation to deal with the shortage of masks, Home Minister of the state, Anil Deshmukh has directedÂ prisoners in state jails to manufacture masks.
Apart from this strengthening surveillance and control measures against the coronavirus inside the jail is also underway. Old and the new prisoners are being tested and will be kept in a separate cell if required.
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has risen to 147. Among those who have been diagnosed, 122 are Indians while 25 are foreign nationals. Three infected people have died in the country and as many as 14 people have been cured, the ministry data revealed.