Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation seals coronavirus affected areas in Mumbai

With more than 150 coronavirus cases reported from Mumbai alone, the highest from any city in India. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is making all their all efforts to fight against time to seal the areas where positive cases have been found. 

BMC seals on the places where Coronavirus cases are confirmed.

So far, the civic body has sealed 140 neighborhoods. Which includes 48 in South Mumbai, 46 in West Mumbai and 48 in East Mumbai. Only essential vehicles are allowed to enter and exit from these places even after several checkups.

Besides Mumbai, municipal authorities in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Dombivali are also planned to take the same action. Earlier, the BMC announced that it had started the Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of coronavirus affected areas in the city. Maps of the areas where there is a higher number of coronavirus cases will be posted on the civic body’s website, BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi said this information in a release on Tuesday.

The State of Maharashtra is the most affected state in India with around 320 cases being reported. Death toll in the state reached 12 after two more COVID-19 patients died, health officials said on Wednesday. Thirty nine coronavirus positive patients have been discharged after recovery. 

A 75-year-old man from Mumbai and a 50-year-old man in Palghar district died due to coronavirus. “The 75-year-old male patient died here on Tuesday. We are finding details of his travel history and also checking if someone close to him had a travel history,” an official said.