Jharkhand’s First Covid-19 Case Is A Malaysian Woman Found Hiding With 17 Other Foreigners In A Ranchi Mosque

Jharkhand’s First Covid-19 Case Is A Malaysian Woman Found Hiding With 17 Other Foreigners In A Ranchi Mosque Facebook Representational Image

Jharkhand today reported its first positive case of Covid-19.  A Malaysian woman, who was found hiding along with 17 other foreigners in a mosque in RanchI, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The New Indian Express report quoted Principal Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni as saying “One woman has been tested positive on Tuesday. She is one of those persons who were found hiding in a mosque along with 24 others, including 17 foreigners,”

Ranchi police on Monday (30 March) raided a mosque in Ranchi, where 24 people including 17 foreigners were hiding.

These people have been sent to isolation wards at Khel Gaon in Ranchi. Of the 17 foreigners, eight belong to Malaysia, three Britain, two West Indies, two Gambia, one each from Holland and Bangladesh.

Ranchi police got the information that some people were residing at a mosque called Badi Masjid situated under Hindpiri police station of Ranchi.

The police reached the mosque with a medical team. The people hiding there were found to be living in the mosque for the last one month.

Last week, nine Muslims were found to be hiding in a mosque at Bundu situated on the outskirts of Ranchi. They were sent to isolation wards. Some of them belonged to China.