Coronavirus: State govts race to curb spread as hundreds from Tablighi meet show symptoms
Government authorities are tackling a logistical nightmare as they try to map the movements of thousands of people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation end-February and early March in New Delhi and then dispersed, many carrying the novel coronavirus to states across the length and breadth of India.
The aim is to stop those who attended the congregation, and the people they came into contact with, from inadvertently creating new clusters of infection across the country. The magnitude of the task is immense: three southern states — Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka — were trying to track at least 2,500 people, many of who had tested positive for Covid-19.
Authorities believe several clerics from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, who transited through the Tablighi Jamaat markaz (centre) in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin West, may have been the original source of the infections in the cluster.
In Kashmir, in the far north, 855 people (at least 167 attendees and people in contact with them) were being traced; only nine had been found. In Tamil Nadu, in the deepest south, the state was tracking at least 1,500 people, 300 of whom were still untraceable as of Tuesday night.
Nearly 300 people from across Karnataka attended the congregation, state home minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Tuesday, creating a “dangerous situation”. Only 26 of the delegates (all from Bidar) have been traced. The Tumakuru preacher who attended the meet is learned to have had direct contact with at least 82 people, including 45 family members. The 26 delegates who were traced all tested negative, state health minister B Sreeramulu tweeted.
周二，邦内政部长Basavaraj Bommai表示，来自卡纳塔克邦各地的近300人参加了这次集会，造成了“危险的局面”。只追踪到26名代表(全部来自比达尔)。据了解，参加这次集会的图马库鲁族传教士与至少82人有过直接接触，其中包括45名家庭成员。邦卫生部长B Sreeramulu在推特上表示，追踪到的26名代表的检测结果均呈阴性。
In UP, police in 18 districts had tracked down 128 of the 157 people from the state who had attended the congregation. While 120 were found quarantined in Delhi, eight were traced to their native villages and cities and have been quarantined at home. A search is on for the remaining 29. The police also traced 95 others who had attended Jamaat event and were not on the list of 157 from UP shared by the Delhi police.
A total of 185 people from Maharashtra had attended the congregation, officials said. Maharashtra minority development minister Nawab Malik, however, said he had learned “from the media” that 109 people from his state had attended. “I have asked officials to find out how many actually attended it. We are also talking to members of the Tablighi Jamaat to find out,” he said. The Ahmednagar district administration later said it had found 35 returnees, mostly foreign nationals.
At least 20 villages across Bandipora, Pulwama, Shopian and Budgam in J&K have been identified as red zones and the administration has prepared a 50-page list of people from the UT who either attended the event at the Tablighi Jamaat markaz or had been on contact with attendees.
Tamil Nadu health secretary Beela Rajesh announced that by Tuesday at least 67 of the Tablighi Jamaat cluster had tested positive, taking Tamil Nadu’s positive cases to 124, the third highest after Maharashtra and Kerala; 50 of these infections were recorded on Tuesday. The TN go nment also admitted that at least 300 of the 1,500 delegates from the state were untraceable. Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami appealed to people to come forward for screening.
泰米尔纳德邦卫生部长比拉·拉杰什宣布，截至周二，泰米尔纳德邦至少有67名与会者的检测呈阳性，泰米尔纳德邦的确诊病例也由此增至124例，仅次于马哈拉施特拉邦和喀拉拉邦，其中周二确诊了50例。泰米尔纳德邦政府还承认，在该邦1500名与会者中，至少有300人无法追踪。首席部长Edappadi K Palaniswami呼吁人们主动参加筛查。
A total of 1,548 people have been evacuated from the Nizamudddin markaz. Of this, 441 have been hospitalised because they exhibited symptoms while the remaining 1,107 people have been quarantined. Of those hospitalised, 24 have already tested positive for Covid-19 and, given the symptoms and history of direct contact with positive cases, doctors said there was a high likelihood of many others testing positive.
The Delhi go nment’s daily report on Covid-19 cases in the state claimed the test reports of the Tablighi Jamaat followers hadn’t yet arrived yet and that an update was likely on Wednesday.
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This whole episode is no less than a conspiracy.
Stop wasting my tax money on treating these bioterrorist. Just kill them.
Pradip Kumar Mishra
Leave them without treatment and do not spend my hard earned tax money.
Shoot them for not following the rules.
Isolate these MORONS and quarantine them without providing any treatment
Put them in jail and let them die of corona virus.
Only Mamta Banerjee can understand these guys
All infected can be treated by bullets.
Since they do not want Uniform Civil Code , just try them under the Saudi law and execute them in a public square..
Mobile phones are switched off so that they can't be traced, this is a deliberate act of terrorism now they're trying to spread the disease as much as possible, surely they're silently venturing into the market places, drugstore, essential commodities without wearing masks and not maintaining required distances. They know they're dying so infect Hindus as much as they can.
Tabligi donkeys have ruined complete national effort of last 10 days
Each one of Tablighi attendees, is traitor. They have brought big problems for Nation. They should be punished as Terrorists.
We may suffer 1 or 2 lac casualities because of these idiotic Jamat.
Govt must find out any intention behind it when there was curfew in delhi still they ignored orders of police. They are crook people who wants to spread virus and creat anarchy in society.
Strict action against police for allowing them to violate Curfew in capital itself.MHA needed to explain .If all temples are closed for visitors then why permission granted to mass gathering in thousands . Requesting ,not to waste your and others life .
First, it should also be checked if it was an intentional act, some type of bio je had. Anything is possible with brainwashed people..
Worthless people. Send them all to prison. People who put the lives of others at risk are effectively worthless.
The onus seems to be on Delhi govt which let loose the Jamat to carry the congregation in spite of strict orders
It's a planned terrorism move to weaken the country.
Shoot them as soon as appear from their holes
umapathy rao Kasturi
When things were coming under control these fanatics have pushed us back into danger zone with their stupidity. The organizers should be put in isolation to die. Rest should be caught and isolated from the society.
the names and pictures of these super spreaders should be circulated in the media
Foolish people are more dangerous than illiterate people