Seven people from Shillong, who visited Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi before the lockdown was announced, have been identified.
According to reports, a large number of people attended the Tabliqi Jamaat from March 13 to 15 at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi.
Twenty-four more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi on Tuesday and they had reportedly attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat.
Seven deaths due to COVID-19 have been linked to the religious gathering at Markaz Nizamuddin.
More than 2,000 delegates, including from Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Kyrgyzstan, reportedly attended the congregation and they allegedly hid their travel history.
Informing about the identities of the seven people and contact numbers, Anuwar Ali of Shillong Markaz, in an intimation letter to the officer-in-charge of Lumdiengjri police station in Shillong, said: “few people” who, being the members of Shillong Markaz had visited Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi before the lockdown was announced”.
“They have been stuck” in Delhi since then, Ali stated.
“As the current situation of COVID-19 outbreak has occurred it is our responsibility to co-operate with the administration. This is just an intimation so that the administration can take necessary steps in handling the situation and taking necessary steps,” Ali added.
According to the intimation, two persons are from Polo, two from Barapathar, 2 from Ladrymbai and one from Garikhana.
According to a video uploaded by DD News Shillong on its Twitter handle, two of the persons went from Nizamuddin to Indore and Lucknow while 5 are in quarantine at Nizamuddin and they “tested negative”.
Update on Meghalayans who travlled to Nizamuddin
1?? 7 people from Meghalaya travelled out
2?? From Nizamuddin , 2 went elsewhere (Indore, Lucknow)
3?? 5 are in quarantine in Nizamuddin and have tested negative@airnews_shi @proshillong @MeghalayaPolice pic.twitter.com/J4UNFaLhNl
— DD News Shillong (@ddnewsshillong) March 31, 2020
Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has asked those, who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Hazrat Nizamuddin, to immediately call the helpline No 108 and provide the details about their travel history and current whereabouts.
“Anyone from #Meghalaya who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi are requested to immediately call the Helpline no #108 and give details about their travel history and current whereabouts,” the CMO tweeted.
Anyone from #Meghalaya who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi are requested to immediately call the Helpline no #108 and give details about their travel history and current whereabouts.@MeghalayaPolice @PIBShillong @airnews_shi
— CMO Meghalaya (@CMO_Meghalaya) March 31, 2020
The assistant inspector general of police (A), Meghalaya, G. K. Iangrai also informed that the “7 members of Shillong Markaz, who attended the Tablighi Jamaat Meet in Nizamuddin, Delhi, have not returned to Meghalaya.”
“Out of these 7 members, 5 are currently in Delhi and 2 are in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,” Iangrai stated.
“The presence of these members in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh has been conveyed to the police officials of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh,” he added.
From Assam, 299 people attended the religious congregation.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said the 299 people from the state, who had attended the Tabliqi Jamaat from March 13 to 15 at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, have been identified.
Sarma directed all the districts of Assam to find out whereabouts of the people who had attended the religious congregation.
The district administrations have been asked to immediately quarantine all of them if they have returned to Assam.
He tweeted, “Assam Govt is now in possession of a list of 299 persons who were present in and around the hotspot near Nizamuddin Dargah. We’ve alerted dist admins to find out if these people have returned to Assam, and strict instructions issued to quarantine them if they are in the state.”