Tamilnadu saw 690 COVID-19 positive cases, 636 patients are from Tablighi Jamaat

Tablighi Jamaat has been in the news ever since it organised an event at Nizamuddin Markaz mosque located in Nizamuddin West in South Delhi during the nationwide lockdown. A large number of people were present at the gathering who later tested positive for COVID-19.

Tablighi Jamaat attendees share a high percentage in terms of coronavirus patients in hospitals. 90% of COVID-19 patients in Tamilnadu are linked to Tablighi Jamaat, whereas 58% of Coronavirus patients are in Delhi.

The Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in Nizamuddin West has emerged as a hotspot of coronavirus as 636 people from Tamil Nadu, 333 from Delhi, 234 Telangana, 187 in Uttar Pradesh and 20 in Himachal Pradesh, who attended the event, tested positive of COVID-19.

Upon receiving information about the alleged gathering at Markaz Mosque, a police team reached the spot and took them to a quarantine facility from the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi.

Markaz people broke the coronavirus shutdown rules implemented by the central government. The Delhi Police subsequently sealed the entire area to prevent further spread of COVID-19. After the Tablighi Jamaat event, the number of coronavirus cases has quickly increased.

The government already urged every citizen of the country to avoid social gatherings as part of precautionary measures to contain coronavirus outbreak, but they were constantly attending the event and performing prayer at Masjid.

Now, Tablighi Jamaat attendees, who are currently under medical observation at a Ghaziabad hospital, are spitting and throwing feces and urine on doctors. The situation at the quarantine facilities is becoming from bad to worse where Jamaati patients have been put under observation. They have been roaming around without their pants, nude, and listening to vulgar songs. They are asking for cigarettes from the housekeeping staff and making vulgar signs at nurses.

At a time when the rest of the world is avoiding leaving home in the current outbreak of coronavirus, thousands of People made their presence at the Mosque to offer Namaz. Recently, they allegedly hurled bottles filled with urine from a quarantine center in Sector 16 in Dwarka

Earlier, taking his anger out at Markaz people, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thakeray said that that there is no point of treating people who gathered at the Tablighi Jamaat event in large numbers, and rather they should be shot dead instead.

Taking strong objection to the incident, the task of medical screening has been handed over to the Indian Army. Now, the Indian Army has come forward to take the responsibility of screening duties in the Narela camp.

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