Raiwind Ijtema responsible for 27% of the COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, report reveals

Tablighi Jamaat members became coronavirus clusters in India, Brunei, and Malaysia as well.

According to a report, around 27% of Pakistan’s total coronavirus cases are linked to the Raiwind Ijtima. The annual gathering, which was held before the government implemented the lockdown, was attended by 70,000 people. Out of these, 2,258 people have tested positive for the virus so far.

Authorities are also tracking down the rest of the people who attended the Ijtima. A follower of Tablighi Jamaat Mufti Najeeb Khan said the event was cut short after the government imposed a lockdown. He said that if there were clear instructions, the event would not have happened.

Tablighi Jamaat members became coronavirus clusters in India, Brunei, and Malaysia as well. The participants landed themselves in hot waters in India for defying the lockdown and organizing the event.

Palestine’s first two confirmed COVID-19 patients had also attended the congregation in Pakistan. The Ijtima was held in the country in mid-March despite growing concerns about the dangers posed by the pandemic.

However, soon after 40 Tablighi Jamaat preachers tested positive for the virus Pakistani authorities placed the entire town of Raiwind under quarantine. Shops were closed and people weren’t allowed to enter or leave.

Lahore Deputy Commissioner Danish Afzaal blamed Tablighi Jamat for the outbreak of the virus. Maulana Tariq Jameel told news outlets the event took place because attendees had already arrived in Pakistan and there wasn’t time to cancel it.

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