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COVID-19: Thokkottu man under radar for attending Nizamuddin congregation


Team Udayavani, Apr 1, 2020, 10:36 AM IST

Mangaluru: A man from Thokkottu’s Pillar was one of the participants of a huge religious gathering held earlier this month in south Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, which has become the new epicenter of the deadly virus pandemic amid fears that thousands who attended it could have carried the infection across India.

As per sources, the city police and health department after receiving the news of the man’s participation in the religious gathering took him to the city’s Wenlock hospital to take his swab. It is also gathered that the man had recently had visited nearby houses to distribute food grains.

Thousands of participants of the Tablighi Jamaat held earlier this month in Nizamuddin, which is also home to a famous Dargah, reportedly returned to their homes in virtually every state, including Telangana, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Gujarat. Many of these states have reported COVID-19 cases linked to this congregation.

All the states are in search of people who participated in the congregation from their respective states to ensure they are inspected and home quarantined.

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