Bhopal, March 31 In the wake of the report that 107 people of Madhya Pradesh attended the religious Tablighi Jamaat's international headquarters Nizamuddin Markaz in southwest Delhi, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday directed the police officials to identify those people and keep them in quarantine centres.
During the day, the Chief Minister chaired a high level meeting with the state government officials and also spoke to the senior police officials asking them to identify the people of the state, particularly from Indore who attended the religious congregation in Nizamuddin West earlier this month.
Speaking to Indore range DIG, Chouhan said, "We have got the information that 107 people attended the programme at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Identify them and put them in the quarantine centre to stop the transmission of the Covid-19."
He also pointed out that several people from across the country attended that programme and out of which there are reports that over 200 people have been tested positive. "Even six people lost their lives in Telangana. Thus it is time to remain alert," he said.
He asked the officials of the state government that in such critical time, the state needs to remain alert and identify those people at the earliest and bring them to quarantine centres for proper treatment. The Chief Minister also asked the police officials to prepare the list of the people associated with the religious bodies, who are moving in the state and also gather their travel history.
On Monday, Covid-19 woes returned to haunt Indore after Sunday's breather as seven out of eight patients tested positive. City-wise break-up of the positive cases in the state indicated that with 27 positive cases Indore was the worst hit city followed by Jabalpur with eight cases, Ujjain with five cases, Bhopal with three cases and Shivpuri and Gwalior both with two each cases.