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9 people from Punjab attended Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi, none has returned home: Officials

Chandigarh: Nine people from Punjab attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi earlier this month, which has become an epicentre for the spread of COVID-19, but none of them has returned to the state, officials said on Wednesday.

Authorities have established contacts with the nine people who are still in Delhi and their families.

The nine people hail from Ludhiana, Pathankot, Sangrur and Barnala districts.

"Four persons from Ludhiana attended the gathering and they have not returned yet. They have been quarantined by the Delhi government there, Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Aggarwal told PTI.

We are in touch with their families and we are monitoring them, said Aggarwal.

Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said one person from Dhadrian village attended the congregation, but he has not returned yet. "But as a precautionary measure, we have put his family under home quarantine, he said.

In Pathankot, two persons had gone to Delhi to take part in the congregation of Tablighi Jamaat.

They were still in Delhi, said Pathankot Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira.

The congregation in Nizamuddin West in Delhi has emerged as a hotspot of coronavorus as 24 people had tested positive for the deadly infection.

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