Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals and two people from Assam who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area had been home quarantined in Thane, Subhas Burse, DCP Mumbra said on Wednesday.
“13 Bangladeshi nationals and two people from Assam who visited Markaz Nizamuddin and came to Thane have been home quarantined,” Burse said.
Their test reports will be available by tomorrow. On the basis of the report, further action will be taken,” he added.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 1965 after most of the people attending the Tablighi Jamaat congregation tested positive for COVID-19.
The Centre on Wednesday asked the States and Union Territories to launch on a “war footing” the contact tracing of all participants of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, which has emerged as the coronavirus hotspot.
In a video conference with the Chief Secretaries and DGPs of States and Union Territories, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba also asked them to take action against foreigners who have participated in the Tablighi Jamaat by violating visa conditions.
“The States were sensitized about the intensive contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants as this has increased the risk of containment efforts of COVID-19. The States were asked to complete the contact tracing process on a war footing,” an official statement said.
“It has been found that foreigners who had participated in the Tablighi Jamat had violated visa conditions. The states were asked to initiate action for violation of visa condition against the foreigners and the organizers of the event,” it added.