Tablighi Jamaat positives take India\’s total over 2,500
A Union health ministry official said that 400 people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz event in south Delhi\’s Nizammudin area last month have tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus. This figure has added significantly to India\’s total number of cases and can go further up as the states across India continue to trace and test those who attended various events at Markaz between March 1-15.
COVID-19 India\’s total over 2,500
The new additions to positive cases also included several healthcare workers and those who came in contact with the virus through the local transmission. The novel coronavirus outbreak has also taken a toll on the medical staff in terms of security. Several cases were reported on Thursday where the health care workers were attacked. In one case nurses at a UP hospital reported indecent behavior by the isolated suspected patients.
400 Tablighi Jamaat positives
At the government-level, PM Modi on Thursday held a meeting with chief ministers of all states across India to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak. During the meeting, he urged the states to come up with a common exit strategy to ensure staggered re-emergence of the population to at the end of the 21-day lockdown period on April 14.