12 held while hiding in mosques in Mahabubnagar, quarantined

All the individuals were shifted to quarantine center, as the police and medical and health officials had suspected that some of them could have attended the Tablighi Jamaat’s congregation in Delhi

By   |  Published: 4th Apr 2020  8:40 pm

Mahabubnagar: Twelve persons who were residing inside two different mosques in Mahabubnagar town were taken into custody by policemen and were sent to government quarantine center at Mahabubnagar Government Medical College on Saturday.

Based on specific inputs, police personnel raided a mosque at Ram Mandir Chowrastha in Mahabubnagar town and found that eight persons who were natives of Uttar Pradesh were living there.

In another raid at a mosque at Peerlabavi locality, the police have found two more individuals from West Bengal and two from Makthal mandal of Narayanpet district staying inside the mosque.

All the individuals were shifted to quarantine center, as the police and medical and health officials had suspected that some of them could have attended the Tablighi Jamaat’s congregation held in Delhi last month.

Despite repeated appeals to people to come forward and seek medical assistance, many people who probably attended the congregation in Delhi have not been actively coming forward and quarantining themselves, feel officials who have been working round-the-clock to trace the Markaz suspects in Mahabubnagar district.

On Saturday, V Srinivas Goud, Minister for Excise and Prohibition, Sports and Youth Affairs, Tourism and Culture, during his inspection of a new quarantine center setup at SVS Hospital in Mahabubnagar, has once again appealed to those who may have attended the Delhi event, to come forward and seek medical help, so that they and their families didn’t fell victim to COVID-19.

As of Saturday, there were seven Corona virus positive cases officially disclosed by the medical and health department, putting Mahabubnagar at the highest spot across the five districts of Palamuru region with respect to the spread of Corona virus.


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