Coronavirus Mumbai Update: 5 hotspots across city as spread of COVID-19 picks up
Mumbai cops lockdown five containment zones in the Island City. Deets here
India is under a 21-day lockdown to combat the deadly coronavirus that has hit countries across the globe. On day six of the lockdown, coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra are increasing much faster than before. Today 18 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Maharashtra. Out of 18, 16 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai and two more cases have been reported in Pune. With today’s 18 cases reported, the total number of cases in the state has escalated to 320.
Mumbai is turning into a hot spot with a number of localities being put under strict lockdowns. Five coronavirus hot-spots have emerged on Wednesday. Entire neighborhoods and buildings were being put in lockdown with cops raising barricades and regulating the movement of residents in and out. Only residents and authorized health workers have been provided access.
The five zones are Worli Koliwada with 11 cases is one of the biggest such contained zones, where the movement of around 35,000 residents is now restricted. A chawl in Prabhadevi with 12 cases, Jambhlipada in Kalinaand and Bimbisar Nagar in Goregaon with three cases each and Lokhandwala in Kandivali and Neelkanth Regent in Ghatkopar with two cases each. Two places in Dahisar were quarantined after positive cases were found.
In south Mumbai, 48 areas have been identified as containment zones, including in Malabar Hill, Walkeshwar, Peddar Road, Belasis Road, In the western suburbs, 46 areas have been identified, with Bandra West, Khar, Hill Road, SV Road, 21st Road, Government Colony in Bandra East.
The BMC is also carrying extensive door-to-door screening at all the five locations and every single resident and people in physical contact with them are being screened. They are also sanitizing the area with disinfectants. CM Uddhav Thackeray also asked BMC officials to carry out proper tests in all 24 wards of the city.