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Coronavirus spread: 6 Telangana deaths linked to prayer meet in Nizamuddin

Police and paramilitary personnel have cordoned off the area near Markaz and evacuated hundreds of people suspected to have contracted coronavirus.

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New Delhi: A volunteer sprays disinfectant on paramilitary personnel as they cordon off an area in Nizamuddin, where several people showed symptoms of infection from coronavirus after taking part in a religious gathering a few days ago, during the na

Shubhomoy SikdarB Dasarath Reddy New Delhi/Hyderabad
Hours after the government assured the country has not entered the community transmission stage of Covid-19 yet, alarming news came from Telangana on Monday. The state government late in the day admitted that six persons, who attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13 to March 15 at Markaz in Delhi’s West Nizamuddin, have died at different hospitals in the state.
 
Police and paramilitary personnel have cordoned off the area near Markaz and evacuated hundreds of people suspected to have contracted coronavirus. They are being kept at the nearby JLN Stadium, which has now been turned into a quarantine facility.

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 1:34 AM IST

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