Lucknow: The Tablighi Jamaat event that was held in March in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area became a hotspot in the country for the spread of coronavirus pandemic. It severely contributed 58-60% cases in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Home, Awanish Awasthi, said majority of the people who have tested positive for the virus in the state are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event which was organised last month. Of the total cases, 58-60% are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation or those who are related to them or came in contact.
According to Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad, 2,717 such people have been identified and 2,470 have been quarantined in the state so far. In total, 10,661 people are kept in quarantine facilities across the state.