BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: A group of 175 people from Delhi’s Nizamuddin area are being tested for the deadly coronavirus in different hospitals in the national capital after they attended an event in a mosque, which also has visitors from Malaysia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
The action was taken after one man died and two others were tested positive for the COVID-19 after attending the same event earlier this month.
Worries of a large group getting infected revolve around the gathering of Tablighi Jamaat preachers at the Alami Markaz Banglewali Masjid in mid-March.
This is the largest single group being tested at the same time over suspicion of the highly contagious COVID-19, which is transmitted easily from person to person.
There were 1,200 people, mostly from south India, at the mosque, which is the centre for the Tableeghi Jamaat in the capital. A day after the March 22 Janata Curfew, before domestic flights were banned, the police escorted them to the airport.
However, it is still not confirmed that the man – from Tamil Nadu – who died had coronavirus infection. Taking pro-active actions, the police sealed the area and put around 2000 people under quarantine. The police is also taking help of the drones to keep an eye on the movement of the people in the area to ensure that no one violates the quarantine.
In the worst-case scenario, this could lead to a huge jump in coronavirus cases in Delhi. There are close to 1,100 cases in the country, including 29 deaths