16-year-old Tablighi Jamaat member tests positive for Coronavirus

Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 4, 2020 15:56

A 16-year-old boy, who’s a member of Tablighi Jamaat, tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday in Chattisgarh’s Korba. It is however not clear as of now if the boy had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet held at Nizamuddin in Delhi earlier in March.

The boy is among the 16 people, who arrived in Katghora from Nagpur in Maharashtra in March. The 16 people were quarantined at a mosque in Puraani basti in Katghora. Samples of all of them were then sent to AIIMS.

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The collector, as a precautionary measure, has instructed all officials to ask all those who arrived in Korba from other states to quarantine themselves for a month.