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24 people who attended Nizamuddin West religious congregation test COVID-19 positive


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Twenty-four people, who took part in a religious congregation in Nizamuddin West earlier this month, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters at his residence, he said that 1,033 people have been shifted to various places.
The minister said, "700 people who attended this congregation have been quarantined while around 335 people have been admitted to hospitals."

Jain said screening of all those who participated in the event is being conducted by the government.
On Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered an FIR against a Maulana who was leading the congregation at Markaj (Centre) in West Nizamuddin in South Delhi.
The Delhi Police has cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin West where several people showed symptoms of the coronavirus after taking part in the Tabligh-e-Jamaat.
Over 2,000 delegates, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the congregation from March 1-15.

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 11:38 AM IST

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