Telangana identifies 1030 people who attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi

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The event, organised by Tablighi Jamaat, a global Islamic missionary movement set up in 1926, was attended by over 2,000 people, including delegates from Indonesia and Malaysia

 

After the six COVID-19 deaths in Telangana on Monday, the government has identified over 1030 people who had attended the religious event at south Delhi's Nizamuddin area, in between March 13 and March 15.

GHMC has formed 200 teams to visit all their homes and to see that the necessary follow up action is taken. Among the 1030, 603 were identified from within the GHMC limits.

80 people were identified from Nizamabad, 45 from Nalgonda, 38 from Warangal Urban, 30 from Adilabad, 27 from Khammam, 25 from Nirmal and 22 from Sangareddy.

The Chief Minister’s Office said that the six persons who died of the virus had undergone treatment at different hospitals in the state.

Reports from Thiruvananthapuram said that the Kerala government has also identified 45 people who attended the religious congregation. Of this, four from Palakkad are still continuing in Delhi. They had come from abroad to attend the event. One person from Pathanathitta had died in Delhi.

The union health ministry said that officials have so far identified 1830 people who had attended the event, organised by Tablighi Jamaat, a global Islamic missionary movement set up in 1926. Over 2,000 people, including delegates from Indonesia and Malaysia, had attended the congregation.

While the event took place before India’s nationwide lockdown began on March 25, it violated a Delhi state government order restricting religious and public gatherings, according to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Consequently, Kejriwal has asked for a police case to be filed against the mosque administration for negligence.

Delhi police have cordoned off the area. Delhi has a total of 97 confirmed coronavirus cases so far.

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