for violating their visa norms and were undergoing treatment
for coronavirus at a government hospital near here after
testing positive for it have recovered and been discharged,
police said on Tuesday.
They were shifted to Puzhal prison in Chennai after being
discharged from the Perundurai IRT Government Medical College
Hospital in the district.
All the six were shifted to Puzhal prison on Monday night
with police security, they said.
The arrest was effected at the hospital days after cases
were registered against them under relevant sections of IPC.
Police personnel were posted outside the isolation ward
of the hospital.
The action was taken based on a complaint by local
Tahsildar lodged with the police.
The Thai Nationals, who possessed tourist visas engaged
themselves in Islamic preaching despite suffering from COVID-
19, police said.
In all, a group of seven Thailand nationals came here
some three weeks ago, stayed at Kollampalayam Housing Unit
complex and engaged themselves in preaching.
One among them died due to kidney ailment at a government
hospital in Coimbatore. The remaining six tested positive for
coronavirus, prompting authorities to launch a massive contact
tracing of those who had attended the preaching sessions and
others. PTI COR