The presence of eighteen people from Himachal Pradesh in a religious congregation – Tablighi Jamaat held in Nizamuddin area of New Delhi ,earlier this month, has raised an alarm in the state.
According to reports six persons from Telangana and four from other regions, who attended the congregation from March 13 and 15, have died of corona virus till now and Delhi police has said about two hundred people have been found with the virus symptoms and 97 as confirmed cases of Covid -19.
People attending the Jamaat from six regions of the country having Corona virus are stated to be linked with those attending the congregation. About 2000 people from different states of India, including about three hundred foreign nationals, had attended this religious sermon oraganised in a mosque.
Eighteen residents of Himachal Pradesh, fifteen from Chamba, one from Kullu district and two from Sirmour district had reportedly attended the Tablighi Jammat and fifteen of them were stated to be living in Nizamuddin.
Director General of Police SR Mardi said , “ All of these persons are in Delhi and none of them has come back to Himachal Pradesh ; people need not worry as we have already sealed borders of the state and nobody from outside the state is being given an entry during the curfew .”