Two stranded Tablighi Jamaat members, who returned from New Delhi, have arrived in Shillong.
They have been sent for home quarantine after being screened and tested for COVID19.
Earlier in March, seven persons had attended the religious congregation in Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz, but they could not return to Meghalaya and remained stranded in New Delhi due to the national lockdown.
The religious event was held in phases between March 1 and March 15 and was attended by over 2,000 delegates, including Islamic preachers from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
“Two of them have arrived in Shillong on Monday after they boarded a bus arranged by the Meghalaya government from Inter-State Bus Terminus in Guwahati,” Shillong Markaz member Anwar Ali said.
Ali said both of them arrived in Shillong after travelling from New Delhi to Guwahati by bus.
“Both were screened by health officials at the entry point and on arrival they were taken to the Shillong Civil Hospital for further test,” Ali said, adding that both of the members are now in home quarantine.
Regarding the five other members of Tablighi Jamaat, who are yet to arrive, Ali said, three other members are in their native places in Assam while two others are still in Lucknow.
Sensation prevailed after a large number of COVID19 cases detected in Delhi had linked to Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the national capital.
In Assam, most of the COVID19 positive patients had directly or indirectly participated in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat congregation.