Corona positive cases from Nizamuddin religious gathering spread across states, 6 dead in Telangana
New Delhi, March 31 A religious congregation of 2000 people at a mosque in Delhi''s Nizamuddin area which has thrown up several corona positive cases is a ticking time bomb as six of the persons who returned to Telangana have died from the virus and positive cases are emerging from at least five regions including J&K, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. As many as 1,400 people continued to stay at the Tabligh-e-Jamaat''s "Markaz" in Delhi''s Nizamuddin West even after the event.
The Telangana Chief Medical Officer confirmed that six people who attended this congregation have died in Telangana after testing positive for coronavirus. A cleric who was there had died after testing positive for coronavirus in Srinagar last week.
More than 2,000 delegates, including from Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan, attended the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat - a Muslim religious organisation - from March 13 to 15.