Shivamogga: Authorities all over the country have begun tracking all those who attended the Tablighi Markaz in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi after several of the attendees tested positive for COVID-19.
Six people who returned to Shivamogga from Delhi, and are likely to have participated in the Nizamuddin congregation in the national capital, have been quarantined at the McGann District Hospital, an official said on Wednesday.
"Six people came back from Delhi on March 28, they probably participated in the Nizamuddin event (Markaz) as per our information. All of them are quarantined at the McGann District Hospital," Shivamogga District Health Officer (DHO) R Suragihalli said.
He added that although they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 yet, precautionary measures are being taken.
It is being estimated that 1,500-1,700 people had assembled at the Markaz building.
Meanwhile, state health minister B Sreeramulu on Wednesday, said that 200 people, out of 342 from the state who had attended the religious gathering in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, have been quarantined.
The total number of cases rose to 1,637 in the country, and the death toll rose to 38.
(With inputs from ANI)
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