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Coronavirus: Delhi Police Launches 'COVID Patrol' To Ensure Strict Action Against Lockdown Violators

Delhi Has Witnessed A Sudden Rise In The Number Of Coronavirus Positive Patients After Several People Attended A Congregation Of Tabligh-e-Jamaat In Nizamuddin West Area Of The National Capital.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 03 Apr 2020, 02:28:36 PM
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'COVID Patrol' bikes by Team South will ensure that 21-day lockdown is enforced properly. (Photo Credit: @DCPSouthDelhi)

New Delhi:

In a bid to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the national capital, Delhi Police has launched ‘COVID Patrol’ bikes in South District. The ‘COVID Patrol’ bikes have been launched with the aim of enforcing the 21-day nationwide lockdown in the city and also raise awareness about the deadly virus. “#Covid_Patrol Bikes by Team South will ensure that #21daysLockdown is enforced through awareness and prosecution and that strict action is taken against those who violate the rules as #DelhiPoliceFightsCOVID (sic),” tweeted DCP South Delhi.

Delhi has witnessed a sudden rise in the number of coronavirus positive patients after several people attended a congregation of Tabligh-e-Jamaat in Nizamuddin West area of the national capital. It has now emerged as one of the coronavirus hotspots, prompting other states to launch a search for those who attended it and who were possibly exposed to the infection.

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#Covid_Patrol Bikes by Team South will ensure that #21daysLockdown is enforced through awareness and prosecution and that strict action is taken against those who violate the rules as #DelhiPoliceFightsCOVID @CPDelhi @LtGovDelhi @DelhiPolice #KeepingDelhiSafe pic.twitter.com/jSbQ5UgT8W

Twenty-four people, who took part in the congregation in Nizamuddin West earlier this month, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.

Over 2,000 delegates, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation from March 1-15, officials had said, as the south Delhi neighbourhood was virtually sealed.

In the past three days, 441 people have been sent to hospital and 1,447 to quarantine centres, sources said.

Another doctor of a Mohalla Clinic was on Tuesday reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 infection, officials said.

Total COVID-19 samples sent till date stands at 2,315 and 2,049 reports have been received, the Health Department said in a statement.

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According to a mapping of COVID-19 positive patients, a lot of the cases have come from central, east and southeast districts, sources said.

As many as 21,709 people who came in contact with the affected persons are under home quarantine till date and 2,451 have completed their 14-day quarantine.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 01 Apr 2020, 05:01:36 PM