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Surge in COVID-19 circumstances: Greater than 70,000 households affected after BMC seals 1305 buildings in Mumbai


Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Saturday (February 20) over 1305 buildings in Mumbai, after 2749 new COVID-19 circumstances had been reported within the metropolis.

“A complete of 1305 buildings had been sealed in Mumbai after 2749 COVID-19 circumstances had been reported. 71,838 households reside in these sealed buildings,” BMC stated.

In line with the info, Maharashtra continues to see a surge in COVID-19 circumstances. The state as we speak accounted for the very best soar in contemporary each day infections throughout the nation. The overall variety of lively coronavirus circumstances stand at 44,765 within the state.

“Maharashtra reported 6,112 new COVID-19 circumstances, 2,159 discharges, and 44 deaths within the final 24 hours. Whole circumstances within the state stand at 20,87,632, together with 19,89,963 recoveries, 44,765 lively circumstances 51,713 deaths,” reported the Well being division.

To curb the unfold of the virus, a number of districts of Maharashtra have declared lockdown. Moreover, the state authorities has appointed marshals to re-enforce utilization of masks and social distancing at public locations.

BMC has additionally imposed further guidelines to curb the unfold, like every residential buildings with over 5 lively circumstances of coronavirus could be sealed. Additionally the travellers coming to Mumbai from some nations should keep in seven-day obligatory institutional quarantine.

The civic physique has additionally began putting stamps on the palms of people who find themselves positioned underneath house quarantine. The officers can even be conducting inspections at marriage ceremony venues to make sure correct conduct underneath COVID-19 pointers.

The present restrict of visitors at operate is about at 50, whereas eating places are allowed to function with 50% occupancy solely.

In the meantime, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated he has instructed administrations within the state to take strict motion in opposition to people who find themselves discovered with out masks in public. He additionally added that he’s going to chair a gathering to debate the required measures to include the unfold of the virus on February 21 in Pune.

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