Udayavni Special

300 people from Karnataka attended Nizamuddin jamaat: Sriramulu

Team Udayavani, Apr 1, 2020, 11:28 AM IST

Bengaluru: Health Minister B Sriramulu on Wednesday said about 300 people from the state had attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz Masjid in New Delhi last month, and 40 of them have been identified and quarantined.

In a tweet, the Minister also said COVID-19 test reports of 12 of them have come out as negative.

Stating that government has got information about 62 Malaysia and Indonesia nationals who had attended the congregation have come to Karnataka, in an another tweet Sriramulu said, 12 of them have been identified and quarantined.

“The Home Department and the Health Department will identify and quarantine those who are staying here without going to their country,” he added.

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had last night said about 300 people from the state had attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat and efforts were on to identify and quarantine them.

Stating that those who attended the congregation, including few foreign nationals have traveled to various parts of the country after it was over, Bommai in a release issued on Tuesday night said it is found that several of them have been affected by COVID-19, and 6 people had died in Telangana, while one each in Andaman and Nicobar.

“A 60-year old man from Sira in Tamukuru district of Karnataka who died last week and was positive for infection, had also attended the congregation,” he said adding according to reports at least 62 foreign nationals have traveled to Karnataka.

While 12 of them have traveled back, the remaining 50 of them still here have been quarantined and are undergoing tests, he added.

According to information, at least 300 people from different parts the state had attended the congregation at Nizamuddin, Bommai said, orders have been issued to quarantine all of them.

“This is a serious development, the Home Ministry was thoroughly investigating into it, a state level special team will be formed to keep a watch on them,” he added.

However, earlier on Tuesday, Additional Chief Secretary-Health and Family Welfare Department Jawaid Akhtar had said the government has so far identified 78 people from the state who were “associated” with Tablighi Jamaat and has quarantined them.

“We are not sure whether all of them attended the congregation held earlier this month, but as they might have come in contact with those who attended in one way or the other, they have been put under government quarantine,” Akhtar had told reporters.

With many of them claiming that they have completed 14 days of quarantine already, we have also decided to put them for COVID-19 test, he had said adding that the 78 persons include some foreign nationals.

The state health department has also appealed to any person who has attended Tablighi Jamaat Congregation to contact 080-29711171 Arogya Sayavaani (health helpline).

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Pakistan fails to nab 19 most wanted LeT terrorists even 12 years after 26/11 attack

Speculation rife in Karnataka as CM convenes meeting of cabinet, MPs

Farmers’ protest: Vigil stepped up in Delhi’s bordering areas, vehicles being checked

Khattar hits out at Amarinder, tells him to stop ‘inciting’ innocent farmers

PM Modi to visit Serum Institute of India in Pune on Saturday

Militant attack in J&K, two security personnel killed

WhatsApp OTP scam: What is it and how to stay safe?

Related Articles More

BJP to hold Gram Swaraj conventions across the state from Nov 27

Speculation rife in Karnataka as CM convenes meeting of cabinet, MPs

Police force cannot solve the problem, listen to farmers, says HD Deve Gowda

Tejasvi Surya booked for trespass on Osmania varsity campus

Fight against caste discrimination: K’taka to set-up govt-run salons


Madhavashankara name for Mangalore airport: Shri Sugunendra Tirtha Swamiji

Centuries-old Tuluva ritual of ‘Bhoomipuje Gaddekori’ still performed at Palthadi Village in Puttur

A bike rider dies in a lorry crash : The scene of the accident was captured on CCTV

Moodbidri: Four people drowned in Shambhavi river

1348 new vented dams in K’taka’s coastal districts: J.C. Madhu Swamy

Latest Additions

Chinese Premier Li to Attend SCO Heads of Govt Meeting Hosted by India on November 30

Phone Call Row: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Shifted from Hospital Director’s Bungalow to Paying Ward

India, Nepal Agree to Advance Ties as Foreign Secretary Meets Nepalese Top Leadership

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi Cremated With Full State Honours in Guwahati

UP govt extends ban on strikes in state departments for 6 months

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.