Seven Rohingyas have been booked under IPC section 188 for violating lockdown in Narwal, Jammu.
Bengaluru: Seven Rohingyas have been booked under IPC section 188 for violating lockdown in Narwal, Jammu. This comes days after the Home Ministry directed the states to screen Rohingyas for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, as reported by Republic TV, on April 17, about four to five Rohingyas in Hyderabad, who visited Ajmer and other places, have been advised home isolation. Health and police personnel would visit them to check their health status, police sources said, adding that no positive case has been reported with regard to Rohingyas.
The Union home ministry had asked states and Union territories to test the Rohingyas as many of them had attended the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi.
The Union health ministry yesterday said that the Tabighis account for 30 percent of the total coronavirus cases in India.
Of the total 14,378 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 4,291 or 29.8% were linked to the Islamic religious congregation.
Home ministry said over 40,000 people which includes members of the congregation and their contacts were quarantined.
As of now, the mortality rate for Covid-19 is 3.3%. Further government’s analysis of Covid-19 deaths so far shows 75.3% of deaths are among people more than 60 years of age, whereas 83% deaths were in people with co-morbidities.
More on the Tablighi event:
On March 22, the much important event, Janata curfew took place. No gatherings were allowed.
A day later, around 1500 vacated the event.
On March 25, there were around 1000 people still in attendance.
A day later, an Indian preacher died in Srinagar. This preacher was a part of the event.
On March 30, there were reports that six of those who attended the event died in Telangana.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had ordered an FIR be filed against the Maulana for holding an event of this magnitude despite the orders.
Presently, Maulana Saad, the organiser has been booked under culpable homicide.
There were also reports that several Tablighi members roamed around the country, spitting at doctors and policemen. There were also reports that a few more Tablighi attendees threw urine-filled bottles and even defecated in front of rooms in the places they were quarantined.
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Last Updated Apr 19, 2020, 1:06 PM IST