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Nizamuddin Markaz event: Attendees from Sikkim appealed to contact administration

Friday, Apr 03, 2020 13:45 [IST]

Last Update: Friday, Apr 03, 2020 07:59 [IST]

Nizamuddin Markaz event: Attendees from Sikkim appealed to contact administration

Staff Reporter
GANGTOK: The east district authorities have appealed persons here to report themselves to the administration if they have returned home after attending a recent religious event at Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi.
Over the past few days, reports are coming from different States stating that many persons who attended the event last month have tested positive for COVID-19. The State governments are identifying and putting the attendees under quarantine and testing to prevent further spread of coronavirus in their States.
Similarly, a drive was conducted by the east district administration on Thursday to appeal the members of Muslim community in Gangtok and elsewhere for coming forward and reporting to the authorities if they have returned home after attending the Nizamuddin Markaz, now viewed as a hotspot for COVID-19.
The drive was led by Gangtok SDM Robin Sewa.
Speaking with media, the Gangtok SDM informed that reports coming from the Delhi event are a matter of great concern for the administration. “We are concerned that some of our Muslim community members here may have attended that event and returned home and are unaware about the situation. The district administration has decided to visit different places and appeal to the Muslim community members to cooperate by voluntarily disclosing if they have attended the Delhi event,” he said.
“People may be thinking that they are no infected or are not sick but no one knows it for sure. If you have participated (Delhi event) then you must inform us and we will take you to the hospital and test you. Timely test is crucial to prevent Sikkim from this global pandemic, fortunately so far Sikkim has not been affected,” said Sewa in his appeal.
To a question, the Gangtok SDM said strong legal actions would be taken against those who do not voluntary disclose about their Delhi event participation to the administration.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi