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