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Mumbai: BMC Issues SOPs For Housing Societies Amid COVID-19 Surge

Mumbai: BMC Issues Guidelines For Housing Societies Amid Surge in CORONAVIRUS Cases

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COVID-19 cases in India are once again on a rise. The worst-hit state in India is Maharashtra. Mumbai cit is facing the brunt of coronavirus the most. To curb the rising cases of coronavirus in the island city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued guidelines for housing societies.

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The BMC has issued fresh Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for housing and gated societies in Mumbai. According to the SOPs issued, any housing society having more than five active COVID-19 cases will be sealed and treated as a “micro-containment zone” (MCZ). They will also impose a fine on cooperative housing societies for violating their norms. Police personnel will be deployed at the entry gate of sealed buildings.

A fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed on a housing society for violating its norms. Subsequent instances of violation will attract a penalty of Rs 20,000.

Here is all you need to know about the new norms for housing societies:

1. Everyone should use sanitisers, masks and gloves while going out

2. Children, senior citizens should not step out of the house for no reason.

3. Two or more people communicating should be at least six feet apart.

4. Keep a tissue or wear gloves while using the elevator and pressing the elevator buttons in society. Carefully dispose of such pieces of paper immediately after use.

5. Outsiders should not be given direct access to domestic help, milk and newspaper vendors, delivery persons and others.

6. Ensure that temperature check, oxygen test, hand washing/sanitising facilities, etc are available for outsiders, helpers, drivers, garbage collectors, cleaners etc, the SOPs state.

7. Vehicles should be disinfected before leaving society.

8. Important contact numbers like local municipal health centres, hospital, departmental control room should be displayed prominently on the society premises.

Mumbai reported 10,030 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The new cases took the cumulative tally to 4,72,332. 31 patients succumbed to the infection taking the death toll to 11,828.

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