Everyone Present At Raiwind Tableeghi Ijtema Should Be Tested For Coronavirus: DC Islamabad
Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat has said that all those who attended the Tableeghi Ijtema in Lahore must be tested for coronavirus. He made the comment on Twitter while reacting to a tweet about a coronavirus patient in the outskirts of Islamabad who had attended the tableeghi ijtema.
I think everyone who attended the Lahore Ijtima must must stay in isolation and get himself tested as soon as possible. https://t.co/g4noR3LJ4O
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) March 27, 2020
Th Raiwind tableeghi ijtema took place in Lahore despite the administration’s warning against the same. It was postponed a day later, but not due to the coronavirus fears but because of rain.
In Islamabad, several people who were tested positive for coronavirus were Tableghi Ijtema-returnees.
On Monday, the authorities sealed two mosques in Islamabad on Sunday after a member of Tableeghi Jamaat was tested positive for coronavirus.
Bilal and Makki Masjid were sealed in Islamabad after a member of Tableeghi Jamaat, who was living with his 13 companions was diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday. Assistant Commission (AC) Islamabad Asadullah along with police officials, a team of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Edhi ambulances reached Bilal Masjid and transported the 13 Tableeghi Jamaat members initially to Haji Camp and then to PIMS wherein all of them were tested for coronavirus.