IMPHAL, March 31 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today appealed to the people of the State who had attended an Islamic congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi earlier this month to come forward for a COVID-19 test.
The Tablighi Jamaat event was attended by around 2,000 people from various parts of the country and abroad. The congregation has become a key source for the spread of novel coronavirus.
�If there is anybody from Manipur who had attended the religious congregation, organised by Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi�s Nizamuddin, please come forward and undergo a test for COVID-19,� the Chief Minister said.
The appeal is not aimed at spreading panic, but is a call for acting responsibly, he said.
A total of 24 people who attended the Nizamuddin West religious congregation tested positive for COVID-19. Authorities across the country are trying to trace the attendees of the event.
Meanwhile, State Health Services Director K Rajo Singh has requested all paramedic staff who retired in the past three years to report to the Chief Medical Officer, State programme officers or the heads of the department concerned. � PTI