One of the organisers of the anti-CAA protests in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri has shown symptoms of the COVID-19 and is currently undergoing tests after he met his sister, who was earlier tested positive, reports ThePrint. His sister had returned from the Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on 11th March. The 35-year-old protestor said he had been to the anti-CAA protest site in Delhi “a couple of times” after meeting his sister on 13 March.
“I did not show any symptoms of the disease at the time, so I went about life as usual,” claimed the protestor as he spoke to the Print. He informed that his sister tested positive two days after he met her. She is currently undergoing treatment at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. The anti-CAA protestor claimed he developed a slight cough on 16th March. Since he had come in contact with his sister who later tested positive for coronavirus and had flu-like symptoms himself, he approached the doctors. He is currently undergoing treatment at LNJP Hospital, Delhi. Results are expected later today, the report says.
Yesterday we had reported how ‘protestors’ at Shaheen Bagh were defying rules to lead mass protests at the protest site despite warnings from the government that the virus could affect them. Targetting the government over such diktats, the ‘protestors’ had said it was a conspiracy by the government to evict them from the protest site and asserted that they would not move an inch until the government revoked the law.
They also claimed that the protests were a call from Allah and they do not fear the Coronavirus. Instead, they asked to repel all the laws if they cared for the ‘protestors’ at the Shaheen Bagh.