Coronavirus Tablighi Jamaat: 1,023 Of 2,902 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Mosque Event, Tamil Nadu Leads

Coronavirus Tablighi Jamaat: 1,023 Of 2,902 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Mosque Event, Tamil Nadu Leads

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Coronavirus India: Islamic sect Tablighi Jamaat has been linked to hundreds of COVID-19 cases

Nearly a third of all confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India - 1,023 of 2,902 reported so far - have been linked to Islamic sect Tablighi Jamaat and its religious gathering in Delhi last month, the Health Ministry said today, adding that such cases now constituted 30 per cent of known COVID-19 cases in the country and had been detected across 17 states and union territories.

Cases linked to the Jamaat have been reported from Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand.

"It is an everyday battle for us. Contact tracing is underway in 17 states. If we miss out on even one person it may pose a new challenge. So we need the cooperation of everyone," Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary (Health Ministry), said, adding, "30 per cent of cases were related to one particular place that we couldn't manage or understand".

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