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40 passengers from Manipur test positive for Covid-19 in Delhi just before their flight to Israel

As many as 40 passengers from Manipur were tested positive for Covid-19 in Delhi, just a day before boarding their flight to Israel on Monday.

Among the 40 passengers, two children are of the Bnei Menashe Jews Community of Manipur.

The community was staying at a hotel in the Karol Bagh area in the national capital. After found positive, all the patients have been admitted to the Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid care centre.

Meanwhile, all of them are fine in the hospital without any problem.

“There are children, infants, ladies and they do not understand Hindi. Only three of them understand our language. All of them are fine. I have personally spoken to them and they are being taken care off,” said president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

Bhupinder Singh Bhular, in-charge of Covid care centre said, “We were informed that around 40 people who had to go to Israel have been tested positive for COVID. They were staying at the Karol Bagh area. Out of more than 100 people, 40 were tested positive. There were two children also who are being treated at Gurdwara Rakabganj COVID Care Center on the orders of the district magistrate.”

He informed that 15 -20 families were going to shift to Israel because they had dual citizenship and they had to go there and avail the citizenship of that country.

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