Pakistan Quarantines 20,000 Worshippers After Major Search

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Pakistan Quarantines 20,000 Worshippers After Major Search

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6 Apr 2020

Pakistan has quarantined 20,000 worshippers and is still searching for tens of thousands more who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic, Pakistani officials said.

Pakistan’s authorities said they want to test or quarantine those who congregated at the event held by the Tablighi Jamaat –– an Islamic missionary movement –– between March 10-12 over fears they are now spreading Covid-19 across Pakistan and overseas.

More than 100,000 people went to the meeting, organisers said, undeterred by government requests for it to be cancelled as the virus hit the country.

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