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Malaysian Woman Who Joined Tabligh Meet in Delhi Tests Positive For COVID-19

  • 01 Apr 2020
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A Malaysian woman who attended a Tabligh gathering in New Delhi, India, earlier this month, has tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to reports, the 22-year-old woman was asymptomatic when screened in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, upon a tip-off. She is the first COVID-19 case in Jharkhand.

She has been admitted to a medical institute and the place she was staying in has been quarantined, and the people there, screened. 

She is among 20 Malaysians who attended the Tablight meet at the Nizamuddin neighbourhood in Delhi from March 8 to 10, which has now set off a series of COVID-19 infections, across several regions. 

Indian authorities have dubbed the gathering as a "super spreader" event, as hundreds of the 2,000 attendees have tested positive for COVID-19, and at least 10 deaths have been linked to the cluster. 

An Indian Home Ministry official said most of the foreigners who attended the event risk being blacklisted from entering the country again, as they have violated the visa conditions by coming in with tourist visas.

"Tourist visa holders can't attend religious functions," the official reportedly said. 

India has thus far recorded over 1,600 COVID-19 cases, with over 30 deaths. 

New Delhi imposed a three-week lockdown on March 24, to contain the situation. '



Source: Times of India, The Star
Photo source: India Today