COVID- 19: Six from Telagana die after attending religious prayer meeting in Delhi

COVID- 19: Six from Telagana die after attending religious prayer meeting in Delhi

Hyderabad, Mar 31: Six people from Telangana, who were inflicted with COVID-19 after attending a religious prayer meeting at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi, have died.

A statement from Medical and Health Department of Telangana late on Monday night said, ‘Coronavirus has spread among some of those who had attended a religious prayer meeting from March 13 to 15 at Markaz in Nizamuddin area in Delhi.’

In a sudden outbreak and detection of multiple Coronavirus cases, the Delhi-based headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamabad west has turned into a hotspot, alarming health authorities.

Among those, who attended the prayer meeting, six were from Telangana.

Of them, two died in Gandhi Hospital, one each in Apollo, Global Hospital, Nizamabad and Gadwal.

A 74-year-old man, who became the first COVID-19 fatality in the State had also returned from the same conference on March 17 and died on March 28.

The special teams under the collectors have identified the suspected people who came in contact with them and were shifted to the hospitals. They were tested and treated.

Those who participated in Markaz prayers, as well as anyone who has information about them, should alert the officials concerned. The government would conduct tests and offer treatment to them free of cost, the statement added. (UNI)