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Guard who attended Markaz event booked; family members he worked for tested COVID positive

Guard who attended Markaz event booked; family members he worked for tested COVID positive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 April 2020 12:42 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: A private security guard who allegedly attended Tablighi Jamat event at Nizamuddin in Delhi has been booked. He was absconding. Three members of a family he worked for also tested coronavirus positive.

An FIR was lodged at the Defence Colony police station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The security guard was later traced from his resident at Okhla. The guard is now undergoing COVID-19 test.

As of now 32 cases of coronavirus infections have been reported from the North East. 28 of them are related to the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

The Assam Police has appealed to those who either attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in West Delhi or visited a State or country affected by COVID-19, to immediately report at the nearest hospital or Primary Health Centre (PHC) by 6 am on Tuesday (April 7). Such persons can also call Helpline No.104 for informing the authorities of their presence and condition.

“If such persons deliberately fail to present themselves by the given deadline, 6am on April 7, 2020 or inform the authorities, strict legal action will be taken against the individuals concerned, their shelters or those having knowledge of such travel history have hidden it, under relevant provisions of IPC & Disaster Management Act 2005,” a press release issued by the Assam Police Headquarters stated.

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