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Covid-19: 960 foreigners linked to Tablighi event blacklisted

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In a staggering hike, the number of ‘confirmed’ coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the world crossed nine lakh on Wednesday at around 11:30 PM. It is worth noting that it just took a little over 24 hours for the number of global cases to jump from eight lakh to nine lakh. As statistics display on Thursday, the number of positive COVID-19 in the US has now crossed two lakh, while it crossed one lakh in and Spain. Italy, too, crossed one lakh COVID-19 cases last evening.

India witnessed the maximum number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours (March 31 midnight to April 1 midnight) with 437 new infections reported from different parts of the country taking the total to 1834 with 41 deaths, according to the latest government update.

The state-wise division of the COVID-19 cases in India is provided here:

Name of State / UT Total Confirmed cases (Including 51 foreign Nationals) Cured/Discharged/Migrated Death
Andhra Pradesh 86 1 1
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 10 0 0
Assam 1 0 0
Bihar 23 0 1
Chandigarh 16 0 0
Chhattisgarh 9 2 0
Delhi 152 6 2
Goa 5 0 0
Gujarat 82 5 6
Haryana 43 21 0
Himachal Pradesh 3 1 1
Jammu and Kashmir 62 2 2
Jharkhand 1 0 0
Karnataka 110 9 3
Kerala 265 25 2
Ladakh 13 3 0
Madhya Pradesh 99 0 6
Maharashtra 335 42 13
Manipur 1 0 0
Mizoram 1 0 0
Odisha 4 0 0
Puducherry 3 1 0
Punjab 46 1 4
Rajasthan 108 3 0
Tamil Nadu 234 6 1
Telangana 96 1 3
Uttarakhand 7 2 0
Uttar Pradesh 113 14 2
West Bengal 37 6 3
Total 1965 151 50

Efforts to trace hundreds of invitees to the Nizamuddin Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in New Delhi, which is emerging as one of the coronavirus hotspots in India, continued as a nationwide hunt across states have identified more than 6,000 people who attended the congregation. According to the ministry officials, cases have increased largely due to Tablighi Jamaat congregation, which took place in mid-March, and therefore technically it does not show a national trend. They urged people to follow guidelines during the lockdown period and avoid congregations, including religious gatherings.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi were among the places to report a large number of new cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold a video conference with all chief ministers on Thursday during which issues such as ways to contain the spread of COVID-19, movement of migrants and contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants are likely to come up for discussion, sources said.

960 foreigners have been blacklisted and their tourist visas cancelled after they were found involved in activities related to Tablighi Jamat: Union Home Ministry

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