Maharashtra Government making efforts to trace those who attended Tabligh-e-Jamaat in Delhi

Several people have shown the symptoms of the coronavirus or COVID-19 who took part in the Tabligh-e-Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Nearly 3,400 people gathered at the Nizamuddin area for the Tablighi Jamaat event on March 13.

Maharashtra Government making efforts to trace those who attended Tabligh-e-Jamaat in Delhi
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Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday informed that the authorities have been instructed to trace those citizens (from Maharashtra), who may have visited the religious gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West. 

Several people have shown the symptoms of the coronavirus or COVID-19 who took part in the Tabligh-e-Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Nearly 3,400 people gathered at the Nizamuddin area for the Tablighi Jamaat event on March 13. 

Demanding a tough action against the organisers for committing a “grave crime”, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain that 24 people staying there have been found coronavirus or COVID-19 positive.

Earlier today, the Markaz Nizamuddin was sealed and 700 people were moved out in buses are quarantined in different parts of the city. 

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that if anyone who has attended the gathering in Delhi shows symptoms of the coronavirus or COVID-19, the state government will quarantine the person and will perform the test. 

“All precautionary measures will be taken to stop the spread of the disease,” Tope said. 

Earlier, Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik informed that Tabligh-e-Jamaat is an Islamic sect which has some followers in Maharashtra. 

“I have asked officials to find out how many people attended the religious gathering (in Delhi) and about their current location. It has been learnt that 100 people from Maharashtra have attended the same,” said Nawab Malik while adding that necessary steps will be taken with the support of state health ministry after we find them. 

As of March 31, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has risen to 230 while in Mumbai the number has increased to 92. The death toll in Maharashtra has increased to 10 while in India the number of deaths has soared up to 32. 

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