342 Karnataka residents visited Nizamuddin: Minister

Benglauru, April 1 (IANS) The Karnataka government has confirmed that 342 persons from the state had gone to the Tablighi group’s headquarters in Nizamuddin area of southwest Delhi, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday.

“From Karnataka, 342 people attended the congregation. In the beginning of March, 142 people visited the Tablighi HQ from the state and the government has since quarantined them at their homes,” Bommai said.

He said that there is a possibility of increase in the number of suspect cases of coronavirus.

Medical Education Minister Suresh Kumar said four Tablighi followers from Chamarajanagar have since been traced.

Health Minister B. Sriramulu said 62 foreigners from Indonesia and Malaysia who visited the HQ also visited Karnataka, out of whom 12 were quarantined.

He said the Health Department is on the lookout for the remaining foreigners still staying in the state.

Meanwhile, some relatives of five returness isolated at Nelamangla flouted quarantine facility norms. The facility allegedly lacks medical staff, hand sanitisers and face masks.

–IANS

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