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Mumbai’s Chembur Sees New Lockdown Restrictions As Covid-19 Cases Rise

Mumbai’s M-west ward, home to Chembur, has once again become a centre of concern for the BMC after it reported rising cases of infections. 

Maharashtra, on Sunday, reported 4,092 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day tally in more than a month. Though the state saw the daily count fall on Monday, it remained above 3,000 for the sixth straight day as the state government termed the situation “alarming” and warned of “harsh decisions” after the recent spike.

Ajit Pawar, the deputy CM of Maharashtra, expressed displeasure over people not following COVID-19-related guidelines.

Mumbai city, in addition to districts in Vidarbha, continued to report the highest single-day cases in the state with a spike of 493 on Monday.

Mumbai’s M-west ward, home to Chembur, has once again become a centre of concern for the BMC after it reported rising cases of infections.

The M-west ward was one of the worst-affected wards in the city when the pandemic started.

The civic body, in order to contain the spread of the virus, has now warned residents to either abide by the norms or be ready to face yet another lockdown. Saying that more cases are being reported from high-rises, the BMC has also issued new guidelines and imposed restrictions on residential societies. Other than that, the ward officer has suggested the start of a vaccination drive for elderly residents in the area at the earliest.

The M-west ward, according to civic officials, was reporting less than 15 cases a day, which has now increased to over 25. Ward officials said they had learnt that COVID-19 norms were being rampantly flouted by most residents of the M-west ward, and this was leading to a rise in the number of cases. The daily growth rate in the area (0.28%), compared to that of Mumbai city’s (0.14%), has doubled in the average.

The authorities, taking serious note of the situation, have issued stringent guidelines to societies, and have begun testing hawkers. “We have asked societies to restrict the entry of outsiders like maids and milk delivery persons, implement thermal screening and ensure testing of high-risk contacts. They should also inform about arrivals from corona-affected countries who have not undergone mandatory COVID testing,” said a ward official, FPJ reported.

The civic authorities have started sealing buildings and societies with a higher prevalence of positive cases, a copy of notice indicates, as per the report of FPJ.

It states that at present, the M-west ward is reporting the highest number of daily cases, which is a matter of concern, and there are chances that we may have to impose local lockdown measures



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