COVID-19 impact: Water supply to Dadar-Mahim areas disrupted after engineer tests positive

Updated: May 01, 2020, 07:15 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Engineer in charge of repairing water pipeline in Dharavi tests positive

This picture has been used for representation purpose
This picture has been used for representation purpose

After an engineer in the G north ward tested positive for COVID-19, water supply to residents of Dadar-Mahim is likely to be disrupted for a while. The entire team in charge of repairing the water pipeline has been quarantined.

The engineers and workers of G north ward offices were on essential duty of ensuring water supply, but one of them tested positive for COVID-19 late Tuesday night.

"He was on duty of repairing the water pipeline in Dharavi. In all likelihood, that is how he contracted the virus," one of the employees said.

Soon after the engineer tested positive, the BMC health department quarantined the entire team on April 29, Wednesday, to avoid further transmission. The repair work will restart only after the team gets the all-clear, which will take a while.

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