Corona Update: Six People Who Attended Religious Ceremony Died In Telangana

Tue Mar 31 2020 10:37:00 GMT+0530 (IST)

The situation in Telangana is turning out from bad to worse as six people have succumbed to the fatal virus who have attended a religious ceremony at the national capital Delhi.

The same was confirmed by the state government which said that all the six people have taken part in a religious congregation in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi.

Going into detail, around 2,000 people have participated in the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat, a Muslim religious organization, including the Indonesian and Malaysian nationals in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi.

The locals said that a large number of people continued to stay at the Jamaat's 'Markaj' (Centre) even after this period.

The six persons had also attended the congregation, where they are believed to have contracted coronavirus. Two people out of the six had died at the Gandhi Hospital one each at the Apollo Hospital and Global Hospital in Hyderabad. The remaining two died in Nizamabad district and Gadwal districts respectively.

"We have isolated the Markaj building (of Tabligh-e-Jamaat) from the rest of the area where the gathering had taken place. We are assisting the health department in taking out people for check-ups," joint commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Devesh Srivastava said.

On the other hand, the Telangana government has appointed the special teams which will be led by the collectors to trace out the suspects who can be allegedly infected by the virus and rushed them to the nearby hospitals.