78 from Karnataka Quarantined in Connection with Nizamuddin Event

On Monday, six people Telangana and one person from Kashmir, who had participated in the event, were declared dead.

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People wearing masks leave for a hospital in a bus from Nizamuddin  in  Delhi.

The Karnataka government on Tuesday, 31 March, said at least 78 people from Karnataka either attended or came contact with those who attended the religious congregation, hosted by the Tablighi Jamaat, in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi earlier this month.

On Monday, six people from Telangana and one person from Kashmir, who had participated in the event, were pronounced dead from COVID-19.

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramalu on Tuesday morning had said in a tweet that out of the 54 suspected cases, 13 have been traced. They are currently under quarantine and have tested negative for COVID-19.

On Tuesday evening, while addressing the media, Health Department update the number as 78. Officials said all of them have been quarantined.

“These 78 people are those associated with Tablighi Jamaat. This is combination of people who have attended the event in New Delhi and those who have come in contact with them. This includes both Indians and foreigners. They have been in home quarantine and now we are planning to shift them to the government quarantine centre.”
Javed Akhtar, additional chief secretary to the department of health.

34 Participated in the Event Says Minister

“It is now confirmed that 54 people from the state participated in the religious programme at Nizamuddin, Delhi. They are from Bidar, Kalaburagi, Ballari and Bengaluru. Of them 13 of them who were quarantined have tested negative for COVID-19. Of the 54, 26 are from Bidar alone. They have already been quarantined. Work to identify the rest and quarantine them is on.”
B Sriramalu, Health Minister, Karnataka tweeted. 

Over 2,000 delegates, including people from Indonesia and Malaysia, had attended the Tabligi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin West from 8-15 March. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an FIR to be filed against the cleric who was leading the congregation.

COVID-19 Positive Cases Reach 101 in Karnataka

According to a health department bulletin, 13 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Karnataka since Monday evening, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 101 as of Tuesday, 31 March. These include three deaths and eight recoveries.

A 52-year-old man and women aged 48 and 26, who are residents of Hosapete in Ballari district, with a travel history to Bengaluru are among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. A detailed investigation is on to find out how they were infected by the virus, the department said, adding that they are members of the same family.

The new cases include a 40-year-old man from Bengaluru who was in contact with a person who had tested positive earlier and a 19-year-old with a travel history to New York.

Two men aged 35 and 41 years from Mysuru, who are also contacts of a COVID-19 patient, have also contracted the infection.

A 40-year-old woman from Gowribidanur in Chikkaballapur; a 34-year-old man from Dakshina Kannada, with a travel history to Dubai; and a 26-year-old man from Batkal in Uttarakannada, also with travel history to Dubai, have also been diagnosed with COVID-19.

(With inputs from PTI)

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