Jajpur: Three persons, had traveled back from Hazrat Nizamuddin, attending the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, have been identified in Jajpur district.
One of them from Binjharpur was identified yesterday and two others were traced today. This has been informed by Ranjan Kumar Das today.
The state government will send the blood samples and swabs of all the Nizamuddin returnees for COVID-19 test, an official said.
The three persons who attended the gathering in the national capital have been quarantined.
While about 15 Odias are believed to have attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregating at Hazrat Nizamuddin now narrowed down as the common point of a significant COVID19 outbreak, a dozen of them were still at New Delhi.
Sources said that several people from districts like Khurda, Ganjam, Puri, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Koraput and Jajpur had attended the Nizamuddin religious congregation held early last month.
At least six people from Telangana and one from Jammu and Kashmir, who attended the religious congregation in Delhi, have died due to coronavirus. Besides, over 20 others who had been to the religious meet have tested positive.