TABLIGHI … 400 persons from Tablighi event tested positive for Covid; 9000 participants quarantined

NEW DELHI: Some 400 persons who attended the Tablighi Jamaat conference here in March have been tested positive for corona virus affliction, the Union Government stated on Thursday, adding some 9000 persons linked the meet have now been quarantined. The meet had been participated by people from various countries, with the largest contingent from within India itself.

“We were informed about Tablighi Jamaat congregation’s link to Covid-19 cases by Telangana. Since then we have carried out an intensive contact tracing and sampling process in the states where the attendees of this event had travelled to. So far, at least 400 positive cases have been identified from these states, which are linked with the Nizammudin Markaz cluster,” Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary, Union health ministry was quoted by the media as saying.

“As per the information available so far, Tamil Nadu has reported 173 positive cases, Rajasthan 11, Andman Nicobar nine, Delhi 47, Puducherry 2, Jammu and Kashmir 22, Telangana 33, Andhra Pradesh 67 and Assam has reported 16 cases of novel coronavirus among people who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi,” the health ministry official said. =IHN=NN


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