New Delhi: A day after six people from Telangana who attended a religious congregation at a mosque in national capital’s Nizamuddin died, police sealed the Markaz building – the Delhi headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat and shifted around 860 people to hospital. Also Read - 1st Batch of DRDO's Anti-Covid Drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) to be Released on Monday. All You Need to Know
Meanwhile, a team of South Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been called to sanitise the entire area. “The medical team present at the spot are allowing people to be shifted to hospitals only after noting down their name, address, contact number&date of their arrival here”, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - Now Your CoWIN Booking For 2nd Dose of Covishield Will Happen Not Before 12 Weeks
Earlier on Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had ordered a police case against the mosque administration over negligence that has put hundreds of lives in danger. Also Read - Preggers Dia Mirza Says Covid-19 Vaccines Not Tested on Pregnant Women, Has Been Advised To Not Take Inoculation
The suspected outbreak was discovered yesterday as it emerged that several hid their travel history to foreign countries and a large congregation was held on March 13-5 in Nizamuddin.
The Jawaharlal Nehru stadium which otherwise holds sporting events is being prepared for a possible large size quarantine centre in case there is a huge outbreak of the virus.
Reports are emerging that COVID-19 cases linked to this gathering are being across the country in J&K, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar and Telangana. The Telangana Chief Medical Officer confirmed that six people who attended this congregation have died in Telangana after testing positive for coronavirus. A cleric who was there had died after testing positive for coronavirus in Srinagar last week.