Coronavirus Outbreak: BMC converts NSCI dome in Worli into quarantine facility in two days

Updated: Apr 10, 2020, 09:14 | Sunny Rodricks
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    On Day 16 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the proposal for a 30 per cent salary cut of all state legislators for a year in order to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. "The salary cut of the state's MLAs will begin from the ongoing month and will last a year," Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said after chairing the Cabinet meeting.

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    After declaring a ban on all vegetable, fruit markets, hawkers and sellers in the containment area/buffer zone of Mumbai's Dharavi, the BMC stated that it will procure one lakh rapid test kits for COVID-19 from South Korea. The country's richest civic body also confirmed that they will come up with door to door supply of essentials in the area

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    The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), on Thursday marked out 381 containment zones to prevent COVID-19 transmission. The MCGM officials also shut Mahim Fatak, Andhra Valley Road, Dharavi Main Road, Dharavi Cross Road, Matunga Labour Camp, Sant Rohidas Marg, T.H. Katariya Marg, A.K.G. Nagar, Madina Nagar and Chiranagari to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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    Mumbai's civic authorities have zeroed in on the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) as a quarantine centre for suspect COVID-19 cases

    In photo: BMC employees snapped outside NSCI domes with mobile toilets.

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    On Day 16 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar visited Mumbai's NSCI dome which was turned into a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients in two days by the civic body. The quarantine facility at NSCI dome is expected to handle 400-500 COVID-19 patients at one go.

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    While addressing a press conference, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra was a result of the Delhi Police not stopping the Tablighi Jamaat's religious gathering in Markaz, Nizamuddin amid the coronavirus outbreak. Deshmukh also said that the Maharashtra government did not give permission for a similar religious gathering which was supposed to be held in Mumbai.

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    At the cabinet meeting, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's name was also decided upon for the two vacant MLC posts that were recommended by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. As MLC elections can't be held due to COVID-19, it is being done to avoid a constitutional crisis, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said.

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    In photo: Mediacal staff of KEM hospital snapped by mid-day lens man on their way to duty amid lockdown in the city.

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    On Thursday, the Special Branch of the Mumbai police managed to trace five members who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet whil the search for the additional 50 of them who have switched off their phones is undewary. The police is suing human intelligence to track and quarantine the attendees. An officer told mi-day that they found the five members in Dharavi staying in one room and all have been quarantined at a designated place.

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    The Western Naval Command provided 500 ration packets to the local authorities for distributing it among needy during the lockdown. It also distributed ration amongst the stranded construction workers at the Kamathipura area. The Western Naval Command set up distribution points for these ration packets were set up at Cuffe Parade and Kalba Devi.

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    By the end of the day, India reported over 700 positive cases with Maharashtra, the worst affected state in India reported over 200 positive cases of COVID-19, the highest in a single day. While the death toll across the country neared the 200 figure mark, Mumbai reported over 140 positive cases of COVID-19.

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    In photo: BMC employees undertake sanisation of the Mumbai Police Commissioner building at Fort in South Mumbai.

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    A trader from the spice market of Vashi's APMC Market tested positive for COVID-19, thereby causing panic among other members of the market. After the spice trader tested positive for COVID-19, the mathadi workers union decided to call for a market shut down on Friday, April 11 fearing for the safety of the over 12,000 workers at the APMC market.

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    After Wockhardt Hospital, Bandra West's Bhabha Hospital, which is one of the civic body's isolation facilities, had to quarantine 40 of its nurses and doctors after a 36-year-old patient who died in the ICU on April 7 tested positive after death. Staff members of both Bandra Bhabha and KEM Hospitals have levelled allegations of mismanagement against the administration and staged protests at both the civic run hospitals.

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    In photo: Several citizens were seen following government orders after the BMC made face mask compulsory in Mumbai.

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    The Panvel police, on Thursday, arrested 12 people who were out on a morning walk and booked them under IPC Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant). The Navi Mumbai police has ordered all shops, except medical and the APMC, will be shut after 5 pm. Shops will be open from 9 am to 5 pm in Navi Mumbai.

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    The Mumbai Police seized around 57,500 surgical masks worth Rs 17.25 lakh from Byculla and arrested one person. Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid and seized the masks, which were stocked for sale at a higher price. The accused was arrested under sections of the Essential Services Act.

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    In photo: BMC staff clean the road leading to NSCI Dome in Worli which has been converted into a quarantine facility.

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    On Thursday, Odisha became the first state in India to extend the nationwide lockdown in the state till April 30 to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the extension of lockdown after a video conference with his ministers and also said that schools and other educational institutions will remain closed till June 17.

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    In order to curb the rising number of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government sealed all COVID-19 hotspots in 15 districts April 15 and only home delivery will be allowed

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    An official from the Indian Council of Medical Research said that over 1,30,000 samples have been tested so far. Out of these 5,734 samples tested positive till date. The official also stated that the positivity rate ranges between 3-5 percent in the last 1-1.5 months. It has not increased substantially. He also stated that on Thursday, the ICMR tested 13,143 samples.

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    In photo: Mumbai witnessed supermoon on Day 16 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in South Mumbai.

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On Day 16 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in Maharashtra, Mumbai witnessed over 140 positive cases of COVID-19, which is the most number of cases in a single day so far. While Maharashtra continued to remain the worse affected state in India, Odisha became the first state to extend lockdown in the state till April 30. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the 30 per cent salary cut of all state legislators will be implemented for a year.