Efforts on to repatriate 19 Tablighi Jamaat members to B’desh: Official

Kolkata, August 25

The West Bengal authorities together with the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata is working to repatriate 19 Tablighi Jamaat members of the neighbouring nation, caught within the state because the COVID-19 outbreak in March.

According to a senior official within the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission right here, they’re at the moment lodged at a secure home close to the India-Bangladesh border.

More than 250 members of Tablighi Jamaat-Bangladesh had come to India to attend a non secular congregation at Nizamuddin in New Delhi in March, he stated.

“Nineteen of them were quartered in Kolkata for quarantine and other official procedures. They were then moved to a safe house near the border. All of them have tested negative for the infection and the process to repatriate them has begun,” he instructed PTI on the situation of anonymity.

A state authorities official right here has additionally confirmed the event.

“We are working out the modalities to send these people back to Bangladesh. Talks are on with authorities concerned, including the Union government,” the official stated.

The Tablighi Jamaat Markaz (headquarters) in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West had emerged as a coronavirus hotspot in April this 12 months as a number of individuals together with foreigners, who attended the congregation there in the course of the second week of March, have been recognized with COVID-19.

Subsequently, a whole bunch of coronavirus circumstances within the nation have been discovered linked to the non secular occasion. PTI


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