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Many Cases After Tabligi jamat

Twenty-four people in Delhi have tested positive for coronavirus and more cases may be confirmed after a religious gathering at a mosque in the Nizamuddin area, which has been linked to seven COVID-19 deaths. Close to 2,000 people had been staying at “Markaz Nizamuddin”, the Delhi headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat group, for the March 13-15 event. More than 300 were moved to hospitals yesterday with symptoms of the highly contagious virus. This morning, the Markaz Nizamuddin was sealed and 700 people moved out in buses are quarantined in different parts of the city.

“So far, 24 people staying there have been found to be coronavirus positive,” satyendra jain . “The organisers committed a grave crime, we have asked the Lieutenant Governor for toughest action,” said the minister.
Contact tracing from the gathering, which has been identified as a virus hotspot, has been given high priority by the home ministry, according to sources. Home Minister Amit Shah is being briefed daily about the developing situation.

Uttar Pradesh Police confirmed onTuesday that the search for 157 people from the state, who had participated in Tablighi Jamaat event at Markaz, Nizamuddin in Delhi is currently underway.

Assam chief minister Himata Biswa on Tuesday said that the Assam government is now in possession of a list of 299 persons who were present in and around the hotspot near Nizamuddin Dargah. “We’ve alerted dist admins to find out if these people have returned to Assam, and strict instructions issued to quarantine them if they are in the state.” he said.

Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu on Tuesday said that the government has information that around 45 people from Karnataka had taken part in the Nizamuddin congregation. The Tumkur resident (who died on March 27) is one of them, he said and added that 13 people have been traced so far.

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