Special teams to trace missing people who attended Delhi meet

Chennai: The State health authorities are worried about the health status of about 1,500 people from Tamilnadu, who reportedly attended a religious conference in New Delhi. There were possibilities of cases spreading from these people, which might led to more spread in the comunity.

Special teams have been formed to trace the contacts of those who attended Tablighi Jamaat meet. Many of them had been identified and asked to remain in home quarantine.

State Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said a total of 1,131 people participated in the Delhi meet, which led to increase in the positive cases. Of them, 515 were identified, while appealing to the remaining 616 to come forward and subject themselves to medical tests, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami met Governor Banwarilal Purohit and submitted a report on the preventive measures taken by the ruling AIADMK to prevent spread of the virus.

In a significant increase, 50 more people, majority of those who participated in the Islamic meet at Nizamuddin in New Delhi tested positive, taking the number of corona cases in Tamilnadu to 124 last night.


NT Bureau