An inmate has died from an apparent complication related to COVID-19 at Silivri Prison in istanbul, according to a statement by the İstanbul Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the same statement, the number of coronavirus cases in the facility has reached 82.
The inmate was hospitalized on May 7 and succumbed to the virus on Thursday, the prosecutor’s office said, adding that 72 others were isolated inside the prison and 10 were hospitalized.
Recent reports in the Turkish media indicate that the inmates have been ill-treated due to a lack of testing and adequate food.
Some reports also claimed that the number of coronavirus cases inside Silivri Prison is much higher than reported.