People who showed coronavirus symptoms being taken to various hospitals from Nizamuddin in New Delhi on Tuesday Photo: Dalip Kumar
At least 30 per cent of India's 2902 coronavirus cases can be linked to members of an Islamic group congregating in Delhi in mid-March, said the government on Saturday.
"Through a massive effort around 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts have been quarantined,” said Punya Salila Srivastava, joint secretary in the home affairs ministry, at a press conference in Delhi.
Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry, said at the same press conference 1,023 coronavirus cases in 17 states were related to the Jamaat’s congregation. "Around 30 per cent of the total cases are related to the religious congregation so far. We need to understand that we are as strong as the weakest link,” he said.
First Published: Apr 04 2020 | 5:17 PM IST