Umar Khalid tests Covid-19 positive in Tihar jail

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Umar Khalid, arrested for his alleged connection with the 2020 Delhi violence cases, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Tihar Jail, reported Press Trust of India.

Khalid, a former JNU student, has been isolated within the jail premises. A senior official said the 33-year-old activist had developed symptoms of the diseases following which he was tested for the coronavirus infection.

Khalid’s RT-PCR test report came on Saturday as positive, the official said, adding he has been isolated within the jail premises.

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