BMC seals 1,169 buildings, identifies 97 areas as containment zones

As COVID-19 cases are hovering in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed 1,169 buildings and recognized 97 areas as containment zones. This comes at a time when Maharashtra on Friday recorded 63,729 new COVID-19 infections and the second-highest loss of life toll of 398, with the state leaping previous the 37 lakh mark.

The BMC has additionally sealed a complete of 10,797 flooring within the metropolis to interrupt the chain of the transmission. As per the rules issued by BMC, any housing society having greater than 5 energetic COVID-19 cases will be sealed and handled as a ‘micro-containment zone’. The BMC has warned of imposing fines if discovered violating its norms.

Till April 14, BMC sealed 1,100 buildings within the municipal space while there are 95 energetic containment zones (slums and chawls) within the civic space. The KW ward comprising areas like Char Bungalow, Lokhandwala Circle, Jogeshwari (W), Behram Baugh, Kevani Pada, Irla, Vile Parle (W), Gilbert Hill, Saat Bungalow, Sakhar Nagar, Juhu Road, Lallubhai Park, Versova, Andheri (W), Juhu, has 263 constructing sealed, adopted by the D ward that has 253 sealed buildings.

Though Delhi has surpassed Mumbai within the variety of day by day rises in cases, Mumbai has extra energetic COVID-19 cases than the nationwide Capital. As per government knowledge, Mumbai has 85,494 energetic COVID-19 cases, while Delhi’s energetic caseload stands at 54,309. Mumbai’s complete COVID-19 loss of life toll is 12,189, while Delhi has seen 11,652 complete deaths.

In Maharashtra, fatalities went up from 349 a day earlier to 398 at the moment, in contrast with the best 481 deaths (April 2), and the toll shot up from 59,153 on Thursday to 59,551 now, the worst within the nation.

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