Delhi, the capital of the country, is trying to extend the blockade. On Saturday a further 166 Covid-19 patients were added, bringing the total number of coronavirus infected patients to 1,069.
This coincided with the Delhi government’s decision to reclassify the Jamaat painting cases in its bulletin as special operations. Until now these cases were referred to as Markaz Masjid in the health bulletins of the city council.
These special operations (712) represent two thirds of the 1,069 confirmed Covida-19 cases in Delhi.
Of the 166 cases with a positive result in the last 24 hours, 128, or 77%, were in the community of Tabligh Jamaat.
Officially it is not known why the government of Arvinda Carywal has decided to revise the classification.
In one version, the government’s description of these cases had raised some objections. According to the ANI press agency, the Delhi Minority Commission insisted that mentioning Mazjid in the Bulletins would lead to attacks on Muslims and called for a social boycott.
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There was a feeling that a government description could be seen as a generalization of what is essentially a health crisis, a government official said in an interview with the Hindustan Times.
Secondly, he said the amendment was intended to indicate that the cases of Tabligh Jamaat were not limited to the more than 2,000 people evacuated from the Marqaz, Tabligh Jamaat’s seven-storey headquarters in Nizamuddin in central Delhi.
The initial increase in Jamaat-related Kovid 19 cases was caused by human infections found in the multi-storey building.
But after some time, the government decided that the real superpopulists could be people who had been infected during a visit to Markaz and had returned home. Or his contacts.
This concern involves senior government officials in almost every major review meeting where the whole picture is looked at. As the Governor of Delhi, Lieutenant Anil Bayjal, called this week.