A policeman who caught 21 Tablighi members in Maharashtra has been tested positive for COVID.
Bengaluru: Tablighi Jamaat has caused a lot of problems to the entire country. The event was attended by 3500 members and was held in spite of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal forbidding such events and also went on even after PM Narendra Modi announced the lockdown.
Now, there are news reports that a policeman who caught 21 Tablighi Jamaat members in Mumbai, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The police inspector had led an operation to apprehend the 21 foreign nationals in Mumbra after the Tablighi Jammat event at Nizamuddin area in Delhi amid the coronavirus outbreak, as reported by India Today.
The website added that during the operation, the senior police inspector apprehended 13 Bangladeshi nationals and eight Malaysian nationals who had attended the Delhi event of Tablighi Jamaat in March.
The policeman also made sure that the 21 members, after being caught, were sent to a quarantine centre.
But later, he showed symptoms of covid-19. He was tested and found positive. He was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Nashik.
Tablighi members are facing a lot of complaints. They have been alleged to have spat on doctors, misbehaved with female staff and even thrown urine-filled bottles and defecated outside rooms in quarantine centres.
They have also been accused of roaming around the country, spreading the virus to many people.
The authorities have appealed to them to visit labs and get themselves checked.
More on India under lockdown:
PM Narendra Modi, on March 24, announced that India would be under lockdown for a 21-day period till April 14. He urged that people should maintain social distancing by staying indoors.
Today (April 11) PM Modi is expected to address the nation once again after meeting CMs of several states. Modi is expected to make an announcement extending the lockdown till April 30 as several states have asked for it.
Last Updated Apr 11, 2020, 12:48 PM IST