Reportedly five indian nationals, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in telangana died on Monday. On the same day, the chief minister of tamilnadu edappadi k palaniswami announced 17 positive cases of coronavirus in the state, of which 10 were from Erode district. It all began on march 16, when a group of 10 Indonesians were rushed to the isolation ward at Hyderabad's gandhi Hospital, after one of them showed symptoms of COVID-19. While one of them tested positive on march 17, seven others were confirmed to have COVID-19 on march 18.
Exactly, four days later, the tamilnadu government confirmed that two thailand nationals labelled Patient 5 and Patient 6 tested positive for coronavirus. It is that all of them attended a huge gathering in delhi before they travelled south a conference of Islamic preachers belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat, at a mosque in Nizamuddin in delhi on march 8, 9 and 10. It is not just in tamilnadu and telangana, but in delhi as well, six persons who have been admitted to the All india Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jhajjar had attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Nizamuddin. And according to a press statement from the government of tamil Nadu, there were around 1,500 people from tamilnadu alone at this conference; many of the participants have travelled to different parts of india following the meet.
Reports say that 200 people in delhi who attended the conference are showing symptoms, and have been placed in isolation. Tablighi Jamaat is an Islamic revivalist organisation that focuses on reviving the faith of muslims in the religion. One of the main focuses of this group is to conduct meetings with muslims, and urge them to return to the basic tenets of the Islamic faith. A statement from the government of tamilnadu states that around 1500 people from the state attended the conference,of which the state health Department has traced 981 of them.