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Rise in coronavirus cases since Tue due to Delhi mosque event: Govt

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India's count of coronavirus cases has increased since Tuesday because of travelers who attended a gathering at a Delhi mosque last month, said the government as it denied a spurt in the infection.

Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry, said 134 coronavirus cases were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat, the Islamic group which organised the gathering in mid-March before the 21-day lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "There were 386 new coronavirus cases since Tuesday--one of the main reasons for it ...

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First Published: Wed, April 01 2020. 19:58 IST