orders for FIR against 960 foreign workers of Tablighi Jamaat

Coronavirus: Union Home Ministry orders for FIR against 960 foreign workers of Tablighi Jamaat

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New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has asked the Commissioner of Police of Delhi and the DGP of the state to start filing FIRs against foreign workers of 960 Tablighi Jamaat as they have endangered the lives of people in public health emergency due to COVID-19. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday evening asked states to cancel visas of 960 foreigners and prevent them from getting Indian visas again.

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According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, these had entered the country on the strength of foreign tourist visas but were engaged in tabloid activities at their Nizamuddin headquarters, a group that played a major role in spreading the corona-like virus.

The Health Ministry said on Friday (April 3) that a total of 647 people have been confirmed to have coronavirus infection so far from those who took part in the religious program of Tablighi Jamaat in the Nizamuddin area in Delhi. These people belong to 14 states.

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In the regular press conference, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal told that in the last two days, 647 people of Tablighi Jamaat have been confirmed to have coronavirus infection. These people are from Assam, Andaman and Nicobar, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

He said that 2301 cases of corona infection have been reported in the country so far. Of these, 56 patients died and 156 patients were discharged from hospital after treatment. Agarwal said that 12 patients have died in the last 24 hours. Describing the nationwide bandh (Lockdown) as an effective solution to break the chain of infection of the coronavirus, he said that the increase in the cases of infection has been the main reason for the increase in the last few days.

Agarwal said that if the incident was dropped, the pace of new cases was not increasing due to the lockdown and social distancing measures during this period. Agarwal appealed to the countrymen, “We all have to understand that we are battling a contagious disease, so a slight lapse in following the measures to deal with it makes all our efforts futile.”

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