Nearly 125 from Haryana, 9 from Punjab attended Tablighi meet

Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) Nearly 125 people belonging to Haryana have attended a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi’s Nizamuddin and all of them are under quarantine in the state to prevent coronavirus spread, officials said on Wednesday.

Punjab has identified nine people who attended the congregation and they are in Delhi.

The Home Secretary has been directed to compile the record of those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat and the exact number would be clear once the compilation is over, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was quoted as saying.

Official sources said a majority of those who attended the religious congregation were under quarantine in Haryana. Some foreign nationals were also kept in isolation to prevent the coronavirus spread.

A Health Department’s medical bulletin on Tuesday said nationals of Brazil, Israel, Germany, Japan, Russia, Nepal, Bhutan and several other countries have been assisted by Haryana Police to be evacuated.

From Punjab, those who attended the congregation included four from Ludhiana, two from Sangrur and one each from Barnala, Gurdaspur and Pathankot.

Rajesh Bhaskar, head of the media wing for COVID-19 communication, said all of them have been identified and kept in Delhi.

“We have traced their families in the state and all have been found asymptomatic,” he added.

–IANS

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