New Delhi, Mar 31: Authorities in Delhi are now testing a group of 175 people, who attended the Tableeghi Jamaat in a central mosque in Nizamuddin area, for coronavirus infection in different hospitals, NDTV reported. This is the single largest group being tested together for suspected infection of Covid-19. Around 2,000 people have also been put under quarantine in the congested locality in South Delhi district
The Aam Aadmi Party-led government has asked police to register an FIR against Maulana of Markaz, Nizamuddin, as several people showed symptoms of coronavirus infection after taking part in a religious gathering a few days ago.
“It has come to our knowledge that administrators of Nizammuddin Markaz violated Coronavirus Lockdown conditions and now several positive cases have been found. Strong action would be taken against those in charge of this establishment,” the Government said.
The Delhi Police had earlier cordoned off the area where a gathering of around 200 people was organised without permission from authorities.
So far at least 7 people, including one from Kashmir and 6 from Telengana, have died of the virus. All 7 have attended the congregation at Nizamuddin mosque.