Nizamuddin incident in Delhi: Tamil Nadu watches the great coronavirus crisis as 10 Tablighi delegates test + five after the Nizamuddin incident | India News
A 65-year-old TN Muslim preacher from TJ, which is a religious outreach organization, died on Sunday and several others at a mosque in west Nizamuddin of Delhi showed symptoms similar to those of Covid-19, causing panic among hundreds of prisoners.
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At least 1,500 Muslims from TN participated in a three-day conference that ended on March 23. While around 900 returned, taking flights and buses home, 600 remained in the Banglewali Mosque, rubbing shoulders with 800 other TJ followers from Delhi, UP, Ranchi, Andaman and Nicobar and other parts of the country.
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The CM told reporters that among Erode’s 17 new cases Monday, 10 were among the 981 who returned from the conference. “The numbers increased for this team,” he said. Facing increasing cases at home, TN now has the onerous task of tracking the approximately 900 returning Tamil Muslims, in addition to identifying, examining and isolating their families and contacts.
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The state’s district collectors are on the job of tracking down those who participated in the conference. “We have isolated 33, of which 10 have tested positive. The operation is still ongoing to identify Muslim members and their families, ”said Erode’s collector, C Kathiravan. In Coimbatore, 44 of the 61 had been tracked and 41 tested. “Families refused to get tested. We were firm with them, ”said Coimbatore collector K Rajamani.
“Today, health department officials visited my home and reviewed the symptoms. I am fine, ”said Rahamathullah from Puthanatham in Trichy.
TJ headquarters spokesman Tamin Ansari told TOI that Delhi health authorities and police have been taking Masjid inmates in batches of 65 for examination at government hospitals for the past three days. “They were checking over 65s,” Ansari said. He said that the conference, a biannual exercise, was organized for the TJ ulemas of each state to assess intra-religious conversions. The conference from March 21 to 23 was for the TN chapter.