Delhi Tableeghi Jamaat: 24 more test positive for coronavirus

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New Delhi, Mar 31: At least twenty-four more people, who attended the religious congregation in Nizamuddin’s Markaz, the Delhi headquarters of Tableeghi Jamaat, have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. Tableeghi Jamaat is a religious group focussed on urging Muslims to return to practising their faith.

Jain said he was not certain about the number of people who attended the gathering but estimated that 1,500-1,700 had assembled there. The minister said that 1,033 people have been evacuated so far, adding 334 of them have been sent to hospital and 700 to quarantine centre.

He also slammed the organisers of the religious event saying they had committed a grave crime. “Event’s organisers committed a grave crime. Disaster Act and Contagious Diseases Act were enforced in Delhi,” he said, “No assembly of more than 5 people was allowed.”

“Still they did this. I’ve written to L-G to take the strictest action against them. Delhi government has ordered an FIR,” he said.

Earlier, at least six people from Telangana, who were present at the congregation, in Nizamuddin died due to the novel coronavirus, the state government said on Monday.

“Coronavirus has spread among some of those who attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13 to 15 at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi,” according to an official release.
“Among those who attended were some persons from Telangana.” (With inputs from ANI)

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  1. Than about the family who have more than 5. Family members…is it also a crime bcoz according to you gathering of 5 persons is crime.. bdw for your kind information gathering of 5 persons outside any premises or out of homes there is a crime according to sec 144… You tell me one thing what about gathering of army who are in their camps… Listen one thing they where already present at Markaz nizamudin .. and the Pm gave the order of janta curfew.. and also after that 21 days of lock down.. then how come the people who were present at markaz can manage to go there homes… Also you should check the report which was already given by The Molna yousuf to police station nizamudin… After that you should publish your report…

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