A man from Tamil Nadu who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the national capital's Nizamuddin area refused to get himself tested for the novel coronavirus after the health officials asked him to do so.
He told the health officials to go and test Prime Minister Modi first as he has travelled to more than a hundred countries. He also told them to test the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami for the deadly coronavirus.
He said, "Modi is roaming around the world, why don't you check him?" The man added, "Modi has corona, Palaniswami has corona, why are troubling us since morning?" The video was shared by RSS Swayamsevak SG Suryah on Wednesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, 8 people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation were declared dead after being tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It came into the spotlight after over 24 people who attended the event tested positive for coronavirus in Delhi. Several others from all over the country including Telangana, Maharashtra, Jammu Kashmir, Karnataka who attended the event have been tested positive for the virus. Reportedly, over 2000 people from different countries attended the three-day congregation. According to the latest report, 134 coronavirus cases across India have been traced to the Nizamuddin Markaz.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday said that foreigners who had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat had violated visa conditions and concerned states have been asked to initiate action against them and organizers of the event.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country has seen an increase of 240 COVID-19 cases in the last 12 hours bringing the the total number of cases to 1637 in India including 1466 active cases, 133 cured, discharged, migrated people and 38 deaths.