Mostly foreigners and settled in mosques across Karnataka
34 have been identified and home quarantined
After six Covid-19 deaths reported from Telangana which were linked to New Delhi’s Markaz Nizamuddin mosque, the Karnataka government has traced nearly 50 people who had attended the event, of whom almost all are foreign nationals.
All these foreign nationals are settled in various mosques in Bengaluru, Tumkur, Bidar and other districts of Karnataka.
Speaking to the media, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “More than 50 people have been traced in Karnataka and they have settled in various districts, majority of them in Bengaluru city. All of them are foreign nationals. After attending the meeting and getting trained, they all got settled in various mosques all over the country.”
Bommai said all these people will be home quarantined and detailed check-ups will be conducted. “All of them have been staying here since the first week of March and we are also collecting travel details of others,” he added.
As per the Home Minister, the foreign nationals who attended the Markaz Nizamuddin event are: Malaysia 10, Kyrghistan 10, Indonesia 11, France 1, Kenya 1 and Britain 1. A total of 34 people have been home quarantined. Efforts are also on track to trace people from Karnataka who had gone to attend the programme, he said.
Meanwhile, in a tweet, Health and Family Welfare Minister B Sriramulu said, “A religious ceremony was held at the Nizamuddin Jamaat Mosque in New Delhi on March 10, which was attended by around 45 people from Karnataka. One amongst them, hailing from Sira in Tumkur district, died.”
“The possibility of spreading the infection to all those participating in the prayers cannot be ruled out. 13 of them who attended have already been identified and taken to the isolation centres,” he added.
According to Sriramulu, people from Australia, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had arrived at the Nizamuddin mosque. After identifying other people who had attended the meet, they will also be quarantined, he added…
Listen to what Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai says in a clip…