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 - Kejriwal Warns of Action Against Private Hospitals Denying COVID-19 Treatment, Urges Asymptomatic People to Not Test
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 - AIIMS PG Entrance Exams 2020: Admit Cards Issued, Download From aiimsexams.org
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 - Sonu Sood Sends 173 Migrants to Dehradun on Plane, Says 'Most of Them Never Travelled by Air'
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.