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COVID-19 Outbreak: 800 Tablighi preachers from Indonesia to be blacklisted by Home Ministry

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India’s Union Home Ministry will soon blacklist 800 Tablighi preachers from Indonesia who attended a religious conference in the national capital. The reason has been cited as the violation of visa rules.

This has come into order after many people who tested positive all across the country for coronavirus were found to have attended the religious conference or came in contact with people who attended the conference in Delhi.

According to a report published in The Hindu, around 8000 people attended the religious conference held at Alami Markaz Banglewali Masjid, the headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat in the Nizamuddin area. It can be mentioned here that Markaz Nizamuddin is the international headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat for close to 100 years. Visitors/guests/devotees/worshippers from across the globe throng the place for pre-scheduled programs lasting for no more than 3-5 days.

According to the latest reports, the religious gathering at the mosque has been linked to seven coronavirus deaths and more than 300 people with symptoms of the virus infection are being tested in the national capital. Moreover, Delhi’s Health Minister told NDTV that 24 people staying there are already found positive for COVID-19. As a result, this morning, the administration has already sealed Markaz Nizamuddin Mosque.


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