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Coronavirus | Over 400 quarantined at Muzaffarnagar village after woman tests positive for COVID-19

Over 400 people, including Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Naresh Tikait, were home quarantined after a woman of their area tested positive for coronavirus, officials said here on Friday.

According to Chief Medical Officer Praveen Chopra, the woman tested positive for the infection in Noida after over 400 people, including Takait, attended a post-death ceremony along with her at their village in Muzaffarnagar district.

Ten members of the woman’s were shifted to an isolation facility in the district, he said.

Also read: Coronavirus | Lockdown likely to be extended in Uttar Pradesh

Meanwhile, taking precautionary measures, the authorities sealed a Muzaffarnagar village and a locality in Purkazi town after three Tablighi Jamaat members were found infected with the disease there.

People have been told to stay indoors.

Police have so far registered 435 cases against 2,117 people for the violation of the lockdown orders in the district.

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