Over 200 in isolation at Nizamuddin West

Over 200 in isolation at Nizamuddin West

Police and paramilitary personnel cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin West in south Delhi while over 200 people have been kept in isolation in hospitals after several people who took part in a religious congregation there earlier this month showed symptoms of coronavirus.

Over 2,000 delegates, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the congregation of Tabligh-e-Jamaat, a Muslim religious organisation, from March 1-15, officials said. However, locals said that a large number of people continued to stay at the Jamaat's 'Markaj' (Centre) even after this period.

Delhi Police, CRPF officials and medical teams went to the locality late on Sunday night after reports that a large number of people were showing symptoms of the disease, the officials said.

More than 200 people showing symptoms of Covid-19 were admitted to different hospitals by Delhi's Health Department, police said.

"As many as 85 people were brought to LNJP Hospital on Sunday from Nizamuddin and 68 today, so a total of 153 are admitted in isolation wards and being tested for infection," LNJP Medical Superintendent Dr J C Passey had said.