Bhopal, Apr 1 (IANS): Of the 107 people from Madhya Pradesh who attended the Tablighi Jamaat held in Delhi, 82 have been identified and are being kept in isolation. The search for the remaining persons is going on.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told reporters on Wednesday, "107 people came to the state after attending the Tablighi Jamaat held in Delhi. These people came from different districts of Bhopal, Vidisha, Raisen and Shajapur. Most of them have come to Bhopal. The administration is searching for these people".
Chouhan added, "So far 82 people have been traced in the state who joined the Tabligi Jamaat in Delhi. All of them will be kept in isolation. Apart from these, a search is on for another 25. The infection that has spread in Delhi is a serious issue".
Referring to the situation in Indore, Chouhan said, "The war is on in the state against coronavirus. The entire state has been locked down. All borders linked to Indore have been sealed. Here in some parts, the infection has spread very fast."
In a directive issued on Tuesday by the Additional Director General of Police (undercover), the Deputy Inspector General of Police of Bhopal was asked to put in quarantine or isolation those people who recently visited Delhi to attend the Tablighi Jamaat. The DIG was also given a list of 36 people who attended the event.