ABOVE: Tablighi Jamaat youth test positive for Covid-19 in preliminary test in Aligarh
AGRA: A 25-year-old boy, who had attended the congregation in Delhi, tested positive on Thursday. He had returned to the city on March 31 after attending the congregation in.
Members of his family, including his wife and children, were also quarantined at the School of Homeopathic Medicine.
Confirming this, DM Aligarh, CB Singh, said that the patient sample for Covid-19 was found positive in the preliminary report and confirmatory testing is underway. This was the first such case reported for Covid-19 in the district.
He said that the young man had been receiving treatment for tuberculosis for the past few months and that he had visited Delhi to attend the congregation.
He said: after returning to Aligarh, he had met several people and also visited the mosque in the Chandpur Mirja village in the Akrabad block, where he lives. The village has been sealed by the administration and the condition of the residents will be monitored.
The medical director, Dr. BP Singh Kalyani, told TOI that the young man had been in the Jammat in Assam for almost four months and then had come to Delhi to attend the congregation. Later he visited Khurja to meet his relatives before coming to Aligarh.
He said the young man is receiving treatment at the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Joint hospital in Aligarh.