Odisha’s sixth Covid-19 patient has Tablighi connect

Odisha’s sixth Covid-19 patient has Tablighi connect

Bhubaneswar: The sixth Covid-19 patient in Odisha from Cuttack had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area last month, State Government’s spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said on Friday, adding that the authorities have started contact tracing for this person. The person tested positive on Friday.
Among the 27 returnees from the Tablighi event in Delhi, seven are foreigners. Out of them, 21 persons have tested negative, while the sample of one person returned positive. The reports of five persons are awaited, Bagchi said.
This apart, 40 other persons from Odisha who attended the Tablighi event are at different quarantine centres in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi.
“Besides, 10 West Bengal residents who had attended the Tablighi event had visited Talcher after returning from Delhi. We have traced the contacts and their samples have been sent for testing,” said Bagchi.

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