Tuesday, April 20

Boy, 18, from Jamaat flees from isolation centre in Haridwar

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An 18-year-old Tablighi Jamaat member, who was quarantined in Mela Hospital, escaped from the facility on Wednesday.
However, he was traced at Brahmpuri Colony and was re-admitted to Mela Hospital later in the day. The boy had come to Haridwar from Assam and was isolated to ascertain if he is coronavirus-infected or not.

Dr Rajesh Gupta, chief medical superintendent of Mela Hospital, told TOI, “We were waiting for the 18-year-old Tablighi Jamaat member but when the ambulance reached our facility, we found that he had run away. However, our team managed to capture him from Brahmpuri colony.”

The official added that two other members of Tablighi Jamaat who were complaining of sore throat have been put in isolation centre and their samples are being sent for coronavirus test.

Meanwhile, the health department has isolated around 150 members of Tablighi Jamaat for 14 days and has kept them in quarantine facilities across the district.

According to district administration, 14 Tablighi Jamaat members, who came to Haridwar district before and after lockdown, have been traced and quarantined so far.

District’s chief medical officer Dr Saroj Naithani told TOI, “The hunt for other members of Tablighi Jamaat, who attended an event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin with coronavirus-infected patients, is still going on.”
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