Nine men on Friday were arrested by police in Bhopal for violating the lockdown rules in place across the country. The arrested persons were offering prayers at a mosque, which was also in violation of Section 144.
The 21-day countrywide was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as part of a massive government effort to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.
At least six regions have reported cases that can be directly traced to the days-long congregation at a mosque.
Delhi officials are now clearing the building, where more than 1,000 people have been stranded since the government imposed a lockdown last week.
At least 24 have tested positive so far, the state health minister said.
They are among some 300 people who showed symptoms and have been moved to various hospitals to be tested, he told the media. Another 700 have been shifted into quarantine centers, he added.