Karnataka government is monitoring the 362 people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, said State Health Minister B S Sriramulu, reports ANI.
Sriramulu further informed that 11 out of 27 people from the state’s Bidar district, who attended the Nizamuddin Markaz, have been tested positive for the Coronavirus.
“We are monitoring 362 people who had attended Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Out of 27 people from Bidar who had attended, 11 have tested positive for Covid-19, while results of 16 others are awaited. Total positive cases in the state are 121," Sriramulu was quoted as saying.
Multiple coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the country amongst those who attended the Tablighi event that was held in mid-March in Delhi.
The Tablighi community is popular among the rural and urban poor, especially in north Karnataka, due to the region’s proximity of Hyderabad in Telangana and Latur in Maharashtra. The community preachers travel door to door in rural pockets propagating their version of Islam extensively which makes belief strong among economically backward, reports Times of India.
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