As many as 13 madrassa students, who had come in contact with Tablighi Jamaat members suffering from Coronavirus, have tested positive for the virus, a senior health official said, India TV News reported.
According to media reports, Chief Medical Officer Dr Ashok Shukla said, "50 samples were tested on Thursday of which results of 13 have come positive. They are the students of a madrassa in Coolie Bazaar in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh, a hotspot zone, from where about 30 people have already tested positive." The 13 students had come in contact with Tablighi Jamaat members who were infected with the virus, he said.
During the press conference, Secretary in the Central Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said, 4,291 or about 30% of Coronavirus cases in the country have been traced to Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi out of 14,378 cases in the country. In Delhi, 63% of the reported 1,707 cases are linked to the same gathering.
The Tablighi Jamaat congregation organized in Nizamuddin Markaz in the first half of March has become the mega-spreader of Coronavirus in India. The Muslims who had attended the event and their family members and those who came into contact with them are testing positive constantly. This is resulting in an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the country.