(G.N.S) Dt. 31
Delhi government has given an order to book the organisers of a religious sect’s congregation in Nizamuddin area after eight people died and 24 others tested positive for the coronavirus disease, health minister Satyendar Jain said.
Officials on Monday evacuated the six-storey building, which belongs to the Tablighi Jamaat, of hundreds of people who are believed to have been exposed to the virus.
The evangelical Muslim sect had hosted its annual congregation this month with attendees coming in from several foreign nations such as Indonesia and Malaysia.
Some of them then went to other parts of the country such as Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh, creating a web of close contacts that now threatens to create an explosion of cases in the country. Eight people, seven in Telangana and one in Kashmir, who attended the gathering have died.