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CAA protest organiser Tabrez tests positive for COVID-19, being treated at LNJP Hospital

Jahangirpuri anti-CAA protest was one of many taking place across the national capital, and has now been called off. Tabrez says he visited it twice recently.

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New Delhi: Tabrez Khan, one of the organisers of a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the capital’s Jahangirpuri area, has tested positive for COVID-19. Khan had undergone a test for the coronavirus Thursday. His sister had earlier tested positive after returning from Saudi Arabia.

“I got my test results Saturday evening, and I am currently undergoing treatment in quarantine,” Khan told ThePrint over the phone.

Khan is being treated at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. His sister returned from Saudi Arabia on 11 March, where she had gone for the Umrah pilgrimage. Khan met her two days later, on 13 March, and Khan subsequently developed a mild cough too.

Khan had earlier told ThePrint that he had visited the protest site in Jahangirpuri “a couple of times” after meeting his sister. The protest has now been called off.

Also read: Delhi government to mark all homes with persons advised home quarantine for COVID-19

Appeals to call off protests

Actor Swara Bhasker was among the many to appeal to anti-CAA protesters to call off their protests in the wake of the coronavirus threat.

“My appeal to the amazing Dadis of Shaheen Baugh and all the feisty women and people of the sit-in protests across the country: Stand Up! Self isolate! Vacate the streets!  I say this as an ally!” Bhasker wrote along with a video message she posted on Instagram.

The biggest of the anti-CAA protests, at Shaheen Bagh, continued in symbolic fashion Sunday.

Also read: Time to be strong & united as COVID-19 cases double in less than a week, says Kejriwal


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  1. Whatever they sow, they reap. Hope atleast better sense prevails in them and in their supporters. They are fighting a loosing battle for the muslims of pakistan and bangladesh

  2. Didn’t I say it earlier these jihadis are risk to public life.

    They defy common sense.

    Court bans azan from loudspeakers but they defy the order.

    Court bans praying on public property they defy that order.

    Constitution says uniform civil code they oppose it.

    CAA provides citizenship to religiously persecuted minorities they oppose it.

    These constitution wielding jihadis and radicals are threat to secular fabric of India and should be dealt away immediately before the endanger the lives of others.

  3. Let only those people irrespective of any relegion should live in India who keeps nation first and religion last. Shoot all traitors who keep religion before Nation

  4. We all as a nation pray to God for his and all protesters early death by covid 19. God is giving them perfect punishment. Aameen

  5. We won’t show the papers. We don’t wash hands, We will continue shaking hands, hug and dance. We are Shaaheen bagh’s LIBRANDUS. Our boycott of Modi would continue even after we die from Corona or otherwise.

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