30% Covid-19 cases linked to Tablighi event_ 84% in TN, 79% in Telangana

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NEW DELHI : Approximately 30% of the total covid-19 cases in India are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event held in mid-March at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi, the ministry of health and family welfare said on Saturday.

According to analysis done by the government, 4,291 of the 14,378 coronavirus cases in the country were found to be linked to the religious event.

“We found that 84% cases in Tamil Nadu, 63% in Delhi, 79% in Telangana, 59% in Uttar Pradesh, 61% in Andhra Pradesh, 91% in Assam and 83% in Andaman and Nicobar were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event,” said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, ministry of health and family welfare.

The government on Saturday said the implementation of the containment action plan is yielding good results in 23 states and Union Territories.

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