Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the state has identified 46 people who had attended a congregation of Tablighi-e-Jamaat
at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.Addressing media persons on Thursday at his official residence, Sawant said the state had been in safe zone for COVID infection until it was revealed that 46 members of Tablighi-e-Jamaat, who had travelled to Delhi, are living in Goa.
All the 46 people have been quarantined.
“I had said that Goa was in safe zone for coronavirus infection. But now the ‘status’ depends on the outcome of samples to be drawn from the 46 people,” he maintained.
The Chief Minister clarified that all the 46 people are not Goans but hail from different states, adding that an enquiry will be conducted as to why they have come to Goa.
“I appeal to my Muslim brothers in Goa to come forward and reveal if they had attended the congregation,” he said.
Positive side is that the congregation attendees came down to Goa before March 15, Sawant observed.
Police zero in on attendees who are not coming clean
Panaji: Goa police are examining train and flight records to ascertain if there are more people from Goa who might have attended the congregation of Tablighi-e-Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi, which has been in the eye of storm over positive COVID-19 cases.
So far the government has identified 46 people, who had attended the congregation.
Goa police have appealed to the congregation attendees to come clean and not to risk spread of deadly coronavirus.
Police have also asked to call on helplines 112, 100 or 104 if anyone knows about such persons who had attended the congregation.