Covid-19: 107 foreigners quarantined in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana's additional chief secretary (home), Vijai Vardhan, said Friday that 107 foreigners who attended the congregation in March were held in quarantine after returning to the state.

He said that they came to India on a tourist visa and the first information report (FIR) has been registered against them in Palwal, Faridabad, Panipat, Ambala and Nuh.

Vardhan told the media via video conference that attendees entered different districts and their maximum number was in Nuh.

A day earlier, the prime minister said 1,277 attendees were identified and the passports of foreign citizens were confiscated.

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Haryana reported nine patient cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 44 in the state, the government said.

Authorities said five patients, including four foreigners, were those who came to the state after attending the religious congregation in Delhi.