Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has said that the members of Tablighi Jamaat who attended the Nizamuddin Markaz event in New Delhi aggravated COVID-19 situation in Northeast and added that the law of the land will take action against them for this “unpardonable” act.
“As far as the Northeast is concerned, this region had shown better fight against the disease given its ‘natural advantages’ of less accessibility, less density of population, and stricter adherence to the lockdown rules. This is a fact that a number of cases, which came up in these states were related to the Tablighi Jamaat episode and their contacts. This is an unpardonable act. Law of land will take action against such violators,” Biplab Deb told news agency IANS.
On April 23, the Tripura Chief Minister had announced that the state has become coronavirus- free after its second Covid-19 patient tested negative. After Goa and Manipur, Tripura became the third state to have zero covid-19 cases.
“UPDATE! The Second corona patient of Tripura has been found NEGATIVE after consecutive tests. Hence our State has become Corona free. I request everyone to maintain Social distancing and follow Government guidelines. Stay Home Stay Safe,” Biplab Deb tweeted.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 29,435 out of which 934 have died, according to the Union Health Ministry data available on Tuesday.
A total of 62 people have died of the disease in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day rise, taking the total deaths to 934. According to the health ministry data, 6,869 patients have recovered so far.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country, which has recorded 8590 cases, with 369 casualties, followed by Gujarat and Delhi.