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Around 1,600 persons stuck in Nizamuddin Markaz, including 250 foreigners

The religious group has its international headquarters, called Nizamuddin Markaz, in the middle of Nizamuddin colony in southwest Delhi, from where it originally started. It has centres in over 200 countries.

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New Delhi, March 30 : Around 1,600 persons are stuck in Tablighi Jamaat’s international headquarters in southwest Delhi, including 250 foreigners, due to suspension of all international and domestic flights and the subsequent nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Saturday and Sunday, around 200 persons from the complex were admitted in various hospitals in Delhi as a precautionary measure. Out of these 200, six of those admitted in Lok Nayak Jaiprakash hospital had returned a coronavirus positive report.

Asked about the coronavirus positive cases, group spokesperson Dr Mohammed Shoib Ali claimed that the hospital concerned had not given them any such report. Even the hospital concerned had not issued any statement or report in this regard till the time of filing of the report.

The religious group has its international headquarters, called Nizamuddin Markaz, in the middle of Nizamuddin colony in southwest Delhi, from where it originally started. It has centres in over 200 countries.

Police sources said that the stuck persons had been advised to follow the social distancing norms. Even a quarantine ward has been set up in tents within the complex to lodge people for some days after they arrive from outside.

A top police officer said, on the condition of anonymity, that the complex can house 5,000 persons.

Before the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced from March 24 midnight, there were thousands of persons present there, he said.

As per information available with IANS, foreign nationals stuck at the HQ could include as many as 200 from Indonesia, 30 from Thailand, 10-15 from Kyrgyzstan, and Malaysia.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi first announced a lockdown on March 18, there were over 5,000 persons present at the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters, confirmed Ali.

He said that area SDM and other officials had helped set up quarantine and isolation facilities on the complex, with the round-the-clock presence of doctors to look after the stranded persons.

He said soon after the announcement people started to leave the complex, even as the group started contacting embassies concerned so as to ensure speedy travel arrangements for their respective citizens present at the HQs.

Around 20-25 nationals of Saudi Arabia were taken away by its Embassy here and lodged in quarantine facility.

Ali said that they had begun to act on the police advice on March 21 to get the Tablighi headquarters evacuated. Even after making all efforts, around 2,000 persons were still left stuck in the complex as of March 22.

(Sanjiv Chauhan can be contacted at [email protected])

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 strikes Jammu and Kashmir

They said while the tremors caused panic among people, there were no reports of any loss of life or injury or damage to property.

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Srinagar, Jan 16 : An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, but there was no report of any damage, officials said.

At 10:01 pm, the earthquake struck at a latitude of 33.03 degrees north and a longitude of 75.93 degrees east — 93 kms east of Katra, they added.

The depth of the earthquake was 10 kms, the officials said.

They said while the tremors caused panic among people, there were no reports of any loss of life or injury or damage to property.

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Covaxin consent form says vax administered without ph-3 trial

The vaccine is first offered to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 50 years of age, followed by the below-50 population with comorbidities, and finally to the remaining population based on disease epidemiology and vaccine availability.

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New Delhi, Jan 16 : Amid the vaccinaton drive against Covid-19, it has emerged that there is a separate consent form for those who are administered the ‘Covaxin‘ vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech.

The form says that “In phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trial ‘Covaxin’ has demonstrated the ability to produce antibodies against Covid-19, however the clinical efficacy of Covaxin is yet to be established and it is still being studied in phase-3 clinical trial, hence it is important to appreciate that receiving the vaccine does not mean that the other precautions related to Covid-19 should not be followed.”

The form says that in case of any adverse and serious condition, the receiver will be provided utmost care at the health centre and in case of casuality the compensation will be provided by Bharat Biotech.

“The compensation for serious adverse event will be paid by sponsor BBIL if the SAE is proven to be casually related to the vaccine,” it said.

Serious concerns were raised in certain quarters including by opposition parties and Congress leader Manish Tewari has questioned the efficacy of ‘Covaxin’ while the Prime Minister has warned people not to believe in “rumours”.

The world’s biggest vaccination drive come almost a year after the first coronavirus case was detected in India, and since then the deadly virus has claimed over 1.5 lakh lives and infected one crore people. The first case came to the fore on January 30, 2020 in Kerala.

Two vaccines — the Oxford vaccine ‘Covishield’ manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and indigenously developed ‘Covaxin’ by Bharat Biotech — will be administered to priority groups. So far, the central government has procured 1.1 crore Covishield and 55 lakh Covaxin vaccines at a cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.

In Delhi, which has 81 vaccination sites, ‘Covaxin’ has been allotted to six Centre-run hospitals while 75 Delhi government and private hospitals will receive ‘Covishield’.

The vaccine is first offered to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 50 years of age, followed by the below-50 population with comorbidities, and finally to the remaining population based on disease epidemiology and vaccine availability.

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Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Hits Russia-Mongolia Border Region

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers

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AN earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck the Russia-Mongolia Border Region on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers, it added.

The epicenter of the earthquake was registered 277 kilometers southwest of the city of Angarsk, in the Russian Irkutsk region, and 30 kilometers from the Mongolian city of Turt, Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik reported. https://bit.ly/2XtgrJs

There were no immediate reports of damage or victims, the report said.

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