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Govt To Send All Tableeghi Jamaat Members Home Before Ramzan

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Tableeghi Jamaat members in quarantine camps will be sent back homes before the beginning of Ramzan, the Ministry of Interior announced.

The ministry has also ordered all chief secretaries and chief commissioners to ensure the immediate repatriation underlining the guidelines issues by the health department. Strict disciplinary action will also be taken against those who do not follow the directives.
Around 2,258 people from Tableeghi Jamat that had been to Raiwind for the religious congregation tested positive for coronavirus, which makes up 27% of the total cases that have been detected in all of Pakistan.

The authorities are now tracking around 70,000 people who attended the event hosted by the Tablighi Jamaat

Earlier, three members of Tableeghi Jamat who were cleared of coronavirus after completing their quarantine term in Sindh have once again tested positive for the virus in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). They were tested upon their entrance to the province.

The five day long Raiwind Ijtema, took place right before Pakistan’s lockdown was announced and was attended by more than 70,000 Muslims, out of which, 3000 were travellers from different countries.

As of now, the number of people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Pakistan has reached to 10,811 and 226 of them have lost their lives.


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