Tablighi Jamaat members and their primary contacts have been quarantined across the country. (Photo Credit: IANS)
Eight Tablighi Jamaat members from Malaysia were intercepted at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi when they were about to board a special flight to Malaysia. “8 Tablighi Jamaat members from Malaysia intercepted by Delhi’s IGI immigration department today when they tried to board Malindo Air relief flight for Malaysia. They will be handed over to the authorities (Police),” immigration sources were quoted as saying by ANI.
According to reports, the process to hand over them to Delhi Police is now underway. As per rules, all the members will now go through quarantine in India.
Meanwhile, nearly 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their primary contacts have been quarantined across the country so far, a home ministry official said.
During the daily briefing, Punya Salila Srivastava, joint secretary in the Union Home Ministry, told reporters that the Union government undertook “massive efforts” in coordination with states to trace the Jamaat members and their contacts to contain the spread of COVID-19
All issues related to the ongoing lockdown are being monitored by a 24x7 control room of the Ministry of Home Affairs here, she said, adding that about 200 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Central Armed Police Forces are linked to it on the ground level
The officer said all measures to implement the three-week nationwide lockdown, set to end on April 14, have been effective till now and the supply of essential goods and services has been “satisfactory”.
With PTI Inputs