India Tracking Attendants of a Muslim Event after Dozens Tested Positive for COVID-19

Health Ministry Says At Least 7 Participants have Since Died


India is tracking down the attendants of an event organized by a Muslim missionary movement after dozens tested positive for coronavirus.

The Delhi government has since asked the police to file criminal charges against the group for flouting guidelines and not maintaining physical distancing. The premises of Tablighi Jamaat have since been sealed off.

About 2000 people were found at Markaz Nizamuddin, the New Delhi headquarters of the group, which was founded in 1926. According to the city Health Minister Satyender Jain, 24 people who were residing in the complex have since tested positive for COVID-19. Seven people have reportedly died.