Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday, ordered the police to register a case against the organizers of Tableeghi Jamaat Aalami Markaz (religious meeting ). This comes after several who attended the meeting developed symptoms of COVID-19
Out of the thousands who participated, a high number have been tested positive for COVID-19, of which six persons from Telangana, who attended this gathering, have died .
'It has come to our knowledge that administrators of Nizamuddin Markaz violated the lockdown orders in view of the coronavirus outbreak in Delhi and now several positive cases have been found. Strong action would be taken against those in charge of this establishment', said Delhi Government.
Meanwhile, a statement from Telangana Chief Minister’s office released late on Monday, stated, of the six, Two died in Gandhi hospital, while one each died in Apollo Hospital,Global hospital(in Hyderabad), Nizamabad and Gadwal.
Even before the Telangana Government announced the deaths, the Delhi Police cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin West on Monday, where several people who attended the congregation showed symptoms for the coronavirus. It said that they will launch a house to house survey in the area on Tuesday, to check for any more cases.
It was found that over 2,000 delegates from across the country and foreign countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin West held on March 1-15.
According to the data collated by the Telangana Intelligence Bureau (IB), a total of 380 people from the State, had traveled to Delhi to participate in the Tableeghi Jamaat Aalami Markaz (religious meeting ) in Nizamuddin area of the capital. Of the total, six who were confirmed positive for COVID-19 have died, all belong to Telangana.
As per the data, out of the 380 people, 186 belong to Hyderabad, Medak - 26, Mahbub nagar - 25, Warangal -25, Nalgonda - 21 , Nizamabad -18, Karimnagar -17 , Ranga Reddy -15, Khammam -15, Bhainsa - 11 and Nirmal - 11, Adilabad -10, stated the Intelligence report.
To note, a majority of them have traveled via train, bus to different parts of the states after attending the event. The 13-member team from Indonesia were also part of the same religious meeting.