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Tablighi Jamaat and their contacts 25,500 local members have been quarantined.

New Delhi6/4/20:: A home ministry official today said that 25,500 local members of the Tablighi Jamaat and their contacts have been quarantined.

The official said: “Five villages in Haryana where foreign nationals, who were connected with Tablighi Jamaat, lived, have been sealed and quarantined”.

The Union Health Ministry said on Monday that of the 4,067 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country, 1,445 have been epidemiologically linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin.

According to Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health, total number of confirmed cases in India are 4,067, including 66 foreign nationals. He said of these, 292 have recovered and 109 have died.

Agarwal said 47 per cent cases of positive cases are in people below the age of 40 years, 34 per cent cases in the age group of 40 to 60 years; and 19 per cent cases in above 60 years of age.

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