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March 30, 2020

550 members of Tableeghi Jamaat put into quarantine after one tests positive

National

March 30, 2020

SUKKUR: As many as 550 members of Tableeghi Jamaat including 26 foreigners from Indonesia, Tunis, Nigeria, Afghanistan, China and other countries were quarantined in Sukkur and Hyderabad mosques after one confirmed coronavirus case was reported in Hyderabad among one of their colleagues. Report said a young Chinese national Mubbashir, aged 30, part of Tableeghi Jamaat, just arrived at a mosque Noor Masjid in Qasimabad area of Hyderabad from Raiwind and tested positive for coronavirus. After the confirmation of the virus, he was shifted to the quarantine centre of Civil Hospital, Hyderabad. He was on a visit visa and had attended the Raiwind Tableegi Ijtima during March 11 to 15, where he converted his religion and had embraced Islam. SSP Hyderabad Adeel Chandio confirmed that all the members of Tableeghi Jamaat of Noor Mosque Qasimabad including 26 foreigners were kept in quarantine in Hyderabad, saying their screening and tests were being done. He said the police and Rangers have been deployed at the mosque. Meanwhile, SSP Sukkur Irfan Samoo had put 210 members of Tableeghi Jamaat from Yousuf Mosque Sukkur into the quarantine. He said all the coronavirus suspects are being tested, while the police and Rangers personnel were deployed for maintaining security. The SSP Sukkur said 200 more members of Tableeghi Jamaat from Larkana were also shifted to the Yousuf Mosque, which was declared a quarantine centre.