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    Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi Police has registered a case against Maulana Saad and others of Tableeghi Jamaat under Epidemic Disease Act 1897 as well as other sections of IPC for violation of government directions given to the management of Markaz of Basti Nizamuddin, regarding restrictions on gatherings.

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    Coronavirus LIVE: Assam reports its first COVID-19 case after a 52-year-old man tests positive for the deadly infection. He is undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College. His condition is stable, said Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Coronavirus in India: India witnessed one of the sharpest spike in the number of novel coronavirus  as nearly 227 people have tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,251, official data showed. The figure also includes 102 cured/discharged people and 32 casualties. Also Read - Coronavirus: 6 People Who Attended Congregation in Nizamuddin Die of COVID-19 in Telangana; CM Kejriwal Orders FIR Against 'Maulana'

Coming to the states, the biggest jump was registered in the national capital as it recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases  in the past 24 hours. On the other hand, over 200 people, who had attended a religious congregration in Nizamuddin mosque, have been admitted to different hospitals for COVID-19 tests. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Telangana Govt Announces 75% Salary Cut For Employees

Six people from Telangana who had attended the gathering between March 13 and March 15 passed away after testing positive for coronavirus. 

However, the government has maintained that India is still in the local transmission stage of the coronavirus pandemic. “Nowhere are we calling it community transmission. We are still in the local transmission stage. If we use the word ‘community’ then there is speculation. It took 12 days for cases to rise from 100 to 1,000 in our country, whereas seven other developed nations having lesser population than us have seen multiple increase,” a Health Ministry official stated.