As per the latest data released by BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), over 1000 buildings have been sealed in Mumbai after new restrictions were implemented in the city.
This comes as new Covid-19 guidelines were enforced by the civic administration to arrest the rising number of coronavirus cases in the city. BMC has emphasised the need for discipline on part of the citizens and has ruled that it will be harsh on all those who don’t follow Covid-19 guidelines and Covid-appropriate behaviour.
As per the latest data for 24 wards till February 19, 2021:
- Total number of sealed buildings: 1305
- Total number of households: 71838
- Total population of the area: 275151
- Total positive cases: 2749
As per BMC data, containment measures taken on February 18 include:
- Active containment zones (slums/chawls): 57
- Active sealed buildings: 321
- High-risk contact tracing: 4523
- High-risk contacts in CCCI (Chronic Conditions & Injuries): 398
BMC Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani said that the total number of 1305 shown as sealed buildings includes the various flats as well where positive cases were found. “The process of sealing and unsealing is a normal process which has been followed since the beginnings and the situation is under control.”
The above BMC data is since the guidelines came into force. BMC on Thursday had issued new guidelines and said all those buildings where more than 5 positive cases are found will be sealed.