TDN World Desk: While media is busy blaming the Tablighi jaamat congregation at Nizamuddin markaz, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday held the Central government responsible for the spread of the disease in the country.

The Chattisgarh CM said that the epidemic would not have spread had the government screened and quarantined all passengers who came from other countries early on.

“This disease did not originate in India. This disease came to India through people who arrived in the country via international flights. Had all those people who landed in India — be it in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad or Chennai — in international flights… been screened and quarantined early on… then this situation would not have arisen… the disease would not have spread all over India… the problems that we are facing today could have been averted… this the Central government should have done,” he said at a Congress press conference.