Coronavirus has thrown the spotlight on conditions in the kingdom’s overcrowded jails. Photo: Reuters
Coronavirus has thrown the spotlight on conditions in the kingdom’s overcrowded jails. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Thai prisoners riot to demand better Covid-19 medical treatment

  • Some 400 inmates at Krabi’s main provincial prison became violent, setting fire to bedding; around 200 were later found to be infected with coronavirus
  • Thailand’s 300,000-strong prison population has reportedly had 86,432 cases of coronavirus, including 185 deaths

Topic |   Thailand protests
Coronavirus has thrown the spotlight on conditions in the kingdom’s overcrowded jails. Photo: Reuters
Coronavirus has thrown the spotlight on conditions in the kingdom’s overcrowded jails. Photo: Reuters
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