New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Fifty two coronavirus patients have been found in Chandni Mahal area of Old Delhi. A total of 102 Jamaatis have been evacuated from 13 mosques here. Many of them belong to the Nizamuddin Markaz while 52 of them have tested positive for coronavirus.
People who came in contact with them are also being searched for. Three people have died in three days in the Chandni Mahal area.
On April 6, all these people were taken out of the 13 mosques in the Chandni Mahal area and kept in the Quarantine Centre at Gulabi Bagh. After 52 people tested positive for coronavirus, the District Magistrate issued orders to seal the entire area immediately.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday morning that the number of infected people in Delhi has reached 903. Informing about the Chandni Mahal area, Jain said: “Many people have been found suffering from coronavirus there. The Delhi government has taken cognizance of these matters and all of them have been quarantined.”
Nizamuddin is also one of the 30 Containment Zones in Delhi and the entire area is being sanitized. The Health Department has hired 100 teams to carry out tests and sanitization of the local people in the Nizamuddin area.
“We make 50, 100 and 150 teams for different locations for scanning and scan each and every place,” said Jain.
Meanwhile, 13,500 PPE kits have been sent to the Delhi government to protect the doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients.
Efforts are also being made to identify those persons who came in contact with the people living in the mosques. Door to door samples will be taken in the area. The Jamaatis were housed in the Chandni Mahal area at Moti Masjid Gate Telian, Masjid Syedrafai, Masjid Telianwali, Kikar Wali Mosque, Chhoti Masjid, Pathanwali Mosque, Masjid Chamanwali, Masjid Chhata Lal Mian, Masjid Chandwali, Masjid Mustafa and Chhoti Masjid, Badi Masjid Fasil Road, Hauzwali mosque and Maulvi Abdul Ghani mosque.
According to the data, 903 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Delhi so far.