New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (March 30) ordered the registration of an FIR against a Maulana of Markaz in connection with Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation in West Nizamuddin in South Delhi after several people who attended it showed symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19.
A Delhi Police team, including Joint CP DC Srivastava, today reached the Nizamuddin area where some people have shown symptoms of coronavirus after taking part in a religious gathering at the Markaz. Those who have shown symptoms have been shifted to different hospitals in buses for check-up.
The Police cordoned off some areas by placing barricades and are monitoring the movement of people through drones. A World Health Organisation (WHO) team also reached the spot to supervise and monitor people.
“The health department has said that the area will be disinfected and police will provide every possible help in this process. The civil department is taking care of the situation here,” a police official told ANI.
According to reports, the Delhi government will launch a house-to-house mapping exercise in two nearby colonies on Tuesday to check for coronavirus cases.
Issuing a statement, Delhi government today said “Lockdown was imposed in entire India on 24th March and it was the duty of every owner and administrator of every hotel, guesthouse, hostel and similar establishment to maintain social distancing. It looks like social distancing and quarantine protocols was not practiced here.