Govt appeals people to avoid religious congregation, adhere to social distancing during lockdown

The Government today said, positive cases of coronavirus in the country has increased and states have been asked to launch intensive drive to trace the suspected contacts.

Briefing media in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare, Lav Agarwal said, movement of the people associated with Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in the national capital, has increased the number of cases in the country.

Mr Agarwal said 1800 people have been hospitalized and sent for quarantine. He appealed that religious congregation should be avoided and social distancing should be adhered during lock down. He said, Cabinet Secretary today held a meeting with the state officials review the preparedness related to migrant workers. The Cabinet Secretary asked officials to ensure proper sanitation, food, water, medical arrangement for the migrant workers.