Small groups of missionary preachers travel together and reach out to Muslims of all social strata and encourage them to attend mosque prayers and listen to sermons.
the Tablighi Jamaat is at odds with government’s directions in combating the deadly Coronavirus. At a time, when the whole nation is abiding by social distancing norms, the religious gathering of over 2,000 people was like inviting trouble.
To counter misinformation and fake forwards, the government has set up a MyGov Corona HelpDesk on WhatsApp for Indian users to ask queries and get information related to coronavirus, aka COVID-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country effective from midnight to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that "social distancing" is the only option to deal with the disease, which spreads rapidly.
A 66 year old man in Nayabad, Kolkata, West Bengal tested positive for the coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10 in the state, reports ANI.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he will not impose a country-wide lockdown and urged people to self-quarantine themselves to fight coronavirus.
The northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 31 cases, while capital Islamabad has reported 10. The country on Saturday had suspended all international flights till March 28 as part of the precautionary measure amid the surging tally.
This is the second batch of Indians evacuated from Italy, which has reported more than 47,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. Earlier, as many as 218 Indians -- mostly students -- were evacuated from the Italian city of Milan.
The 'Janata curfew', at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is being observed around the country from 7 am till 9 pm today.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has now crossed up to 270, including 32 foreigners, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.