Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The West Bengal government was identifying those from the state who participated in the religious congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi and would put them on 14-day quarantine, a senior official said on Tuesday.

State Home Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay announced that those identified would be immediately tested for COVID-19.

“All those from West Bengal who have participated in this event (Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi) are being identified and will be immediately tested for COVID-19 and put under mandatory 14-day quarantine,” Bandipadhyay tweeted.

Delhi government authorities have evacuated Tablighi Jamaat’s international headquarters, Nizamuddin Markaz, in southwest Delhi, where around 1,400 people were stuck in the wake of a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday night, around 100 suspected coronavirus cases were evacuated from the religious complex in buses. They have been kept in isolation in Narela area of Delhi. Those who were ill were admitted in various hospitals.

–IANS

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