China News Service, November 30. According to Reuters, Sri Lankan officials said on the 30th local time that a riot occurred in the Maharaja prison outside of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, killing at least 8 prisoners and injuring more than 50 people.
According to reports, the conflict started on November 29, when some prisoners protested against the transfer of prisoners infected with the new crown virus from other facilities to Mahara, causing riots.
Sri Lankan police spokesman Ajit Lohana said: "We can't say for sure, but most of the deaths and injuries seem to be caused by shooting."
In addition, the authorities have deployed hundreds of police officers to help prison guards to strengthen prison security.
According to reports, in the past month, the number of confirmed cases of the new crown in Sri Lanka has been increasing rapidly. Prisons in the country have been overcrowded, and thousands of people have been reported to be diagnosed.
In recent weeks, prison inmates have staged protests, demanding additional tests for the new crown and the establishment of new isolation facilities for confirmed prisoners.