Nearly 75 Children In Tamil Nadu, AP Coronavirus Positive After Coming In Contact With Tablighi Jamaat Attendees
The problem with Coronavirus in children is that symptoms among children are likely to be milder. Thus, there is a danger of them passing the virus on to others.
Nevertheless, higher viral loads are likely to be dangerous for children as well as adults.
The Tablighi Jamaat Aalami Markaz Nizamuddin congregations last month in Delhi have become the source of Coronavirus (Covid-19) for nearly 75 children in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh so far.
It quoted officials saying that the children had got infected after coming in contact with their family members who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregations at the Nizamuddin Markaz or the Banglewali Masjid.
It also said that 25 children in Telangana had tested positive for Covid-19. Though officials are keeping tight-lipped over the source of infection, sources, not wishing to identify, say that these have been traced to the families where one of the members had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregations.
In Tamil Nadu, 33 children have tested positive for the pandemic virus with the Government saying that they had got infected from the “single source”.
Since last week, Tamil Nadu has begun using the jargon “single source” for cases traced to the Nizamuddin Markaz events in Delhi.
Andhra Pradesh, too, has nearly 80 per cent of the cases traced to the Tablighi Jamaat events, though the State Government has not provided exact details.
In Tamil Nadu, of the 1,242 Coronavirus cases, 1,117 have been traced to the Tabligh Jamaat Nizamudding events. While 14 persons have succumbed to the pandemic each in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, 18 have died in Telangana.
The problem with Coronavirus in children is that symptoms among children are milder. Thus, there is a danger of them passing the virus on to others.
A BBC said that data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that children under 19 years of age consisted of 2% of the 72,314 Covid-19 cases until 20 February.
It also said that a US study of 508 patients showed no fatality among children, who made up less than one per cent of the patients in hospital.
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