Find the 157 People From Nizamuddin Event Immediately: UP CM

The UP CM also said that lockdown across state should be implemented strictly.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a meeting with senior officials on Tuesday, 31 March has ordered that whoever attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin Markaz from the state should be traced as soon as possible and be immediately quarantined.

The chief minister also said that lockdown across state should be implemented strictly.

“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed us to conduct searches in every district as there is a possibility that some people who attended an event at the Markaz building in Nizamuddin area of Delhi, might have entered the state.”
Awanish Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Police has already started the searching for the 157 people from Uttar Pradesh, who had participated in Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.

Earlier, cutting short his visit to the districts with maximum number of COVID-19 patients, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister returned to the state capital to hold an urgent meeting with senior officials, in view of reports that people from the state attended the religious event in Delhi's Nizamuddin area which has emerged as one of the biggest hotspots of the disease.

"The chief minister visited Ghaziabad on Tuesday morning. He, however, cut short his visit and headed to Lucknow to meet senior health officers to review quarantine measures, especially in the light of the incident in Delhi," a government spokesperson said.

He was scheduled to visit Meerut and Agra besides Ghaziabad to review the situation. The CM will hold meeting with senior officials later in the day, the spokesperson added.

“Twenty-four people, who took part in a religious congregation in Nizamuddin West earlier this month, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus,”
Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister

Talking to reporters, Jain said that 1,033 people have been shifted to various places.

The Delhi Police has cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin West where several people showed symptoms of the coronavirus after taking part in the Tabligh-e-Jamaat.

Over 2,000 delegates, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the congregation from 1 March to 15 March.

(With inputs from PTI)

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