Hours after Kejriwal said that 441 people who attended the event had symptoms of Coronavirus, Tamil Nadu govt confirmed that 50 new Coronavirus positive cases have emerged in the state.
Case registered against Maulana Saad & others of Tableeghi Jamaat under Epidemic Disease Act 1897 & other sections of IPC for violation of government directions given to the management of Markaz of Basti Nizamuddin
Several COVID-19 positive cases have been found among those who attended the gathering held earlier this month.
The LG Delhi advised the police and administration to keep a strict watch on social distancing and home quarantine and to "take deterrent actions for any violation and widely publicise. Separately, action to ramp up medical facilities to be expedited."
People from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana and Tamil Nadu attended the gathering in the area with high population density in violation of government orders, a Delhi health department official said.
"It is alleged that on Saturday it was written on Facebook and other social sites that buses will depart for Azamgarh and other districts at 6 am on Sunday," the police added.
Invoking Bhagwat Gita in his appeal to migrant workers leaving the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today urged them to stay put in their houses and read the holy book Bhagvad Gita.
I request the landlords, do not collect the rent and postpone it if your tenants are poor and are unable to pay the rent. If your tenants fails to give the rent later, my Govt will compensate it. But don't harass the tenants, said CM Kejriwal
Appealing to migrant workers to stay back in Delhi, Kejriwal said: "Delhi government is providing lunch and dinner to more than 4 lakh people every day. We are putting in all the efforts to make sure that everyone gets food in the national capital.
Kejriwal shares important updates about the lockdown and Covid-19 in Delhi https://t.co/p9PjrRwGry — Newsroom Post (@NewsroomPostCom) March 26, 2020