From Tamil Nadu to Assam, the Nizamuddin Coronavirus hotspot has infected hundreds and quarantined thousands across India
- Delhi’s Markaz Taghlib Jamaat is the biggest Coronavirus hotspot in India.
- The two day religious congregation had led to hundreds being infected across the country.
- Here’s a full list of how many Coronavirus cases related to the hotspot have turned up in each state.
|State||Suspected cases||Coronavirus cases||Deaths|
|Jammu and Kashmir||855||0||1|
|Andaman and Nicobar||33||9||0|
Source: Press conferences by chief ministers and health ministers of respective states
According to official estimates, at least 3,000 people attended the two day event held from March 13 to March 15 — some from countries where the Coronavirus pandemic had already been reported like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Even though the event began before a lockdown was in place, people continued to remain in close quarters at the mosque even after repeated public service announcements.
The first reported death related to the mass religious gathering in Delhi was when a priest in Jammu and Kashmir passed away after testing positive for Coronavirus on March 26. The Telangana government reported six more deaths on March 30. It reported three more casualties yesterday taking the toll to nine — all of whom were present at Markaz Taghlib Jamaat.
Now, state officials all over the country are trying to track down anyone who may have returned from the congregation. Between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, over 2,000 people are estimated to have been in attendance. In Andaman, 10 of nine reported cases of Coronavirus are of people who were in Delhi for the event.
In a massive evacuation exercise, the Delhi government has now moved 2,361 people. Around 617 of them exhibited symptoms and have been admitted into hospitals. The others have been placed under quarantine to watch for developments.
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