Coronavirus in Mumbai: BMC to now seal buildings completely with 3 or more COVID-19 cases

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday stated that it will now seal a building completely if three or more COVID-19 positive cases are reported. In case of fewer than three cases, BMC will only seal a particular floor of the building.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has once again changed the protocol to seal structures where at least one occupants are recognized with Covid-19. According to the changed convention, gave Wednesday, the city body will presently seal a structure totally just if in excess of three positive cases were accounted for.

“In the event that at least three Covid-19 cases are accounted for from a structure, at that point, the community body will seal a structure totally. In the event that less than three cases are accounted for, at that point, metro authorities will just seal a specific floor of the structure and no limitation will be forced on the development of different occupants,” a senior authority from R South ward said.

The move comes in the background of grievances from residents who had protested the BMC’s choice, gave a week ago, to seal a whole structure situated in the western rural areas and limit the development of its occupants for 14 days after a solitary Covid-19 case was recognized.

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As indicated by city authorities, not long after BMC had given the rules to seal structures totally if single Covid-19 case was accounted for, a few occupants and legislators had grumbled that they were confronting issues to go to work or purchase food supplies. Nearby political pioneers had likewise moved toward the Additional Municipal Commissioner, Suresh Kakani, to inform him of the issues that individuals were confronting.

Shiv Sena leader and former corporator from Dahisar, Abhishek Ghosalkar, stated, “Occupants will confront a ton of issues if a whole structure is fixed on the off chance that one contamination case was accounted for. As the state government has loosened up the lockdown, numerous workplaces and organizations have continued. In the event that a whole structure is fixed, at that point, no one can go out, which will, thusly, influence their work/organizations.” Ghosalkar had likewise raised the issue with senior municipal authorities.

The city body had overhauled its rules on fixing structures following a spray in Covid-19 cases in Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar zones. According to the BMC‘s ward wise information, Covid-19 development rate in the three zones is between 1.1 percent and 1.7 percent, which is higher than Mumbai’s day by day normal of 1.02 percent. The infection multiplying rate for these zones is likewise not exactly the city’s normal of 69 days.

There are 526 fixed structures in Kandivali, 673 in Borivali, and 213 in Dahisar. These fixed structures together have revealed in excess of 2,600 cases, according to metro information.

The altered rules, authorities stated, will be actualized in R South (Kandivali), R Central (Borivali) and R North (Dahisar) wards from Wednesday.

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