The Meghalaya Police said that seven members of Shillong Markaz, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in March, have not returned to the state.
Out of these seven members, five are currently in Nizamuddin and two are in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow. The five who are in quarantine in Nizamuddin have tested negative.
“Officials of Meghalaya Police had also contacted seven members of Shillong Markaz and they confirmed that they have not returned to Meghalaya,” police said in a press statement.
Meghalaya Police said that they have informed their counterparts in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh about the presence of the seven members from Shillong.
Several people who had participated in the religious gathering in Delhi tested positive for the coronavirus. Delhi’s Nizamuddin area has now emerged as the biggest coronavirus hotspot in India.
Meghalaya has, so far, not witnessed any case of coronavirus. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has appealed to all such people who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat to voluntarily report to their nearest hospital and get tested.
Top officials Chinmay P Gotmare and Cyril Darlong Diengdoh has been appointed as Nodal Officers for monitoring and coordinating with other State Government for migrant workers and students from Meghalaya who are stranded in other states.