Coronavirus Outbreak: BMC declares 146 spots as containment zones; another dies in Mumbai

Updated: Apr 02, 2020, 09:02 | Sunny Rodricks
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    On Wednesday, Maharashtra reported 33 new positive cases of coronavirus thereby taking the state total to 335. While two men aged 75 and 51 died due to COVID-19 in Mumbai, a 6-day old infant, his 26-year old mother, a policeman and a nurse were among the 33 new coronavirus positive cases recorded across the state.

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    Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai, the residents of Andheri's Sahar Village with the help of former corporator (independent) Nicholas Almeida and Sahar police shifted the entire market from the village to an open BMC playground on the outskirts of the village. Almeida said that the market was shifted to an open ground in order to prevent any community spread at Sahar, Andheri.

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    A Panvel doctor and his entire family have been quarantiened for 14 days by the Panvel Municipal Corporation after the paediatrician endangered the lives of several kids by hiding the travel history of his daughter who had returned from USA on March 16. The doctor's paediatric hospital in Panvel has been sealed and the entire family have been put into home quarantine for 14 days, Sanjay Shinde, deputy municipal commissioner of Panvel said.

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    In photo: Jogeshwari's Francis Wadi paints a deserted look after a positive case was found in the area.

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    Blue collar workers such as cobblers and shoe-shine workers, who work at shops opposite the bus depot in Andheri East have been abandoned by their shop owners amid the nationwide lockdown. They daily wage labourers can't afford to take a bath at public toilets and are barely able to survive on the food offered by passers-by.

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    On Tuesday, Mumbai University held its Management Council Meeting via video conferencing as most of its staff has been working from home during the nationwide lockdown. In the meeting, the management council decided to create a special fund to help those working in essential services of the Mumbai University including staff working at the university's health centre, along with the security staff and others, who are working for smooth electricity and water supply.

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    A day after eight positive cases of coronavirus cases were reported at Mumbai Worli Koliwada, residents alleged that many of them have been getting hate calls and messages saying that they are the root cause of the pandemic spread there. While speaking to mid-day residents also said that they are facing a tough time as shops have been closed down in the locality and they did not get milk and medical supplies. While the area has been sealed off, the police personnel did provide groceries to about 200 labourers from UP in Worli village on Tuesday.

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    In photo: BMC officals from G South ward distribute food packets to migrant labourers working at a construction site opposite Doordarshan office in Worli.

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    The Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) has set up two helplines to help the senior citizens within the Parsi community to fight the spread of coronavirus. The numbers will help to deliver essential supplies such as food and medicines to the senior citizens in the Parsi community. The BPP is also trying to mobilise volunteers through several messaging groups. Besides helpline numbers, the panchayat has also set up around 15 messaging groups on WhatsApp for Parsi colonies across the city.

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    Wildlife volunteers from Aarey have begun filling up the artificial waterholes in the area regularly which have started to to dry up due to the onset of summer. Despite the lockdown across the city, the volunteers are filling the artificial water holes everyday, which have been created for birds and animals. While in several parts of the city, NGOs too are working 24x7 to take care of stray cats and dogs during the lockdown.

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    The Indian Railway is racing against time to procure PPE stitching machines in order to stitch protective gear for doctors who are working on the frontline to fight the spread of coronavirus. The Railway's Parel workshop have stitched 450 masks and made 140 litres of hand sanitiser while the Matunga workshop has arranged 200 scrub suits [apron] for the hospital staff and handed it over to Railway Hospital, Byculla. The IR has so far stitched 2,080 masks and prepared 235 liters of hand sanitiser.

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    In photo: A police personnel washes the police vehicle after coming out from Worli Koliwada amid lockdown.

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    On Wednesday, the country's richest civic body declared 146 spots across the city as containment zones, including Worli Koliwada. After his visit to the BMC headquarters, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that flying squads have been set up in all 227 municipal wards of Mumbai for a door-to-door survey to check the spread.

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    Worli Koliwada, a society in Sion, Valmiki Chawl in Dahisar West, Shailendra Nagar in Dahisar West, a building in Bimbisar Nagar, Goregaon East and Francis Wadi in Jogeshwari among others were sealed after coronavirus cases were reported from the particular area.

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    On April 1, Minister for Environment, Tourism & Protocol, Aaditya Thackeray shared a post and asked people to not get fooled and step out amid the coronavirus outbreak, while Mumbai Police's post had a secret message for all Mumbaikars. Through their April Fool's Day post, Mumbai police urged people to maintain social distance. 

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    In photo: A traffic police constable clicks a picture of a biker roaming freely in Byculla amid total lockdown across the country.

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    Bollywood director Rohit Shetty donated Rs 51 lakh to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) for the well-being of the daily wage workers and technicians of Bollywood industry, while YouTuber Bhuvam Bam donated Rs 4 lakh to the PM Cares Relief Fund, 4 lakh to the CM Relief Fund, and 2 lakh to the Feeding India initiative. On the other hand, former cricketer Anil Kumble also donated to the PM-Cares Fund without disclosing the amount.

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    On Wednesday, two resident doctors of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital tested positive for coronavirus. Of the two doctors, one is a male posted at a COVID-19 unit and the other is a female third-year post graduation student from the Biochemistry Department. According to officials, the student-doctor has a past travel history to a foreign nation.

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    The Indian Railways said that they will be modifying 20,000 coaches into quarantine/isolation coaches in order to scale the quarantine facilities being created across the country. The modified 20,000 coaches could accommodate upto 3.2 lakh beds. Each coach is expected to have 16 beds for isolation.

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    In photo: Two men carry a gas cylinder as they walk towards their home on Day eight of the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

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    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi urging him to sanction Rs 25,000 crores for West Bengal and release the funds still due to the state saying that the state's finances are in "dire situation". In her letter, Mamata said that the funds are required to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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    In a letter addressing to PM Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged him to allow companies to use their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to assist the state government in its fight against the spread of COVID-19. Captain Amarinder requested PM Modi to direct the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to include CM Relief Fund in the list of CSR activities in the Companies Act-2013 in national interest.

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Day 8 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in Mumbai saw the state witnessing two deaths - 75-year-old and a 51-year-old man. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that flying squads have been set up in all 227 municipal wards of Mumbai for a door-to-door survey to check the spread, while the BMC identified 146 spots across the city as containment zones.

(All photos/mid-day photographers)