Raiwind city under lockdown as 27 Tableeghi Jamaat members test positive for COVID-19

Lahore: A complete lockdown has been imposed in Raiwind city by Punjab government after several Tableeghi Jamaat members test positive for novel coronavirus.

Punjab Police has put Raiwind city under strict quarantine and shut down all general and medical stores – allowing none to leave homes. A tableeghi mosque is situated in the same vicinity, where it was suspected that 50 people have contracted the virus, and 27 of them tested positive after screening.

Home department Punjab has issued a statement stating that this decision was taken by the Punjab government during cabinet meeting for Health, after multiple cases of the virus were reported in Raiwind.

Severel people have been shifted to the quarantine facilities set up in Kala Shah Kaku and Kasur.

Earlier, 550 members of Tableeghi Jamaat including 26 foreigners from Indonesia, Tunis, Nigeria, Afghanistan, China and other countries had been quarantined in Sukkur and Hyderabad mosques after one confirmed coronavirus case from the same lot was reported in Hyderabad.