Coronavirus Pandemic: 146 areas across Mumbai have been sealed by BMC as 'no-go' zones

Out of the 146 containment zones, 46 are in Western Mumbai and 48 each in South and Central Mumbai. Mumbai Police has been helping the BMC to seal these areas thereby asking people to avoid stepping out.

Coronavirus Pandemic: 146 areas across Mumbai have been sealed by BMC as 'no-go' zones
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Update as of April 2, 2020: 45 More Areas Sealed In Mumbai; Containment Zones In The City Increase To 191

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While the government across all the states have been dealing with Coronavirus in their own effective ways, the Maharashtra state government has been tackling the situation quite well. In a recent update, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to create 'quarantine zones' across the city as the number of coronavirus (COVID19) cases are increasing every day. 

With an aim to curb the same, officials from the BMC have sealed some buildings in Mumbai, across several areas, and Mumbai Police has been helping the BMC to seal these 146 containment zones, calling them ‘no-go zones.’ These are said to be the areas where a patient has tested positive and where close contacts of the patients reside. Officials are asking people living in these no-go zones to stop stepping out thereby making sure that the essential goods are supplied.

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Reports state that these measures will help avoid community spread of the virus, and hence the residential areas and private clinics have been sealed. The areas mentioned are the ones where most cases are observed, especially are from Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Further, teams of 4-5 people going to localities to identify people who should test for the condition.

Out of the 146 containment zones, 46 are in Western Mumbai and 48 each in South and Central Mumbai. Some areas in Thane and Navi Mumbai are also sealed to counter the spread of Coronavirus. 

Some of the areas in South Mumbai include Malabar Hill, Walkeshwar, Peddar Road, Belasis Road, Worli Koliwada and Prabhadevi. Bandra and Khar are the hotspots in Western Mumbai, where localities on Hill Road, SV Road, 21st Road, Government Colony (Bandra East), Bimbisar Nagar (Goregaon East) and others, have been sealed. Zones have been identified in the eastern suburbs and it is said that Chembur and Ghatkopar have a total of 35 spots.


WardNo. of containment zonesWardNo. of containment zonesWardNo. of containment zones
B2H/W11L3
C2K/E5M/E8
D11K/W6M/W21
E20P/S1N14
F/S2P/N6M/W21
F/N4R/S3S2
G/S7R/C6T3
H/E8R/N1Total146


Check the list on the map here

All the 24 ward officers have been asked by the  BMC commissioner to spot vacant places in gymkhana, buildings, clubs, hotels, etc. which can be used to quarantine people who have come in contact with Coronavirus positive patients, especially those who are living in smaller homes and would find it difficult to quarantine. Another circular which was issued on Tuesday also requested the private labs and medical clinics to remain open and attend patients who seek emergency treatment. 

The difficulty officials are facing now is to find the source of infection for some patients who have tested positive and officials are working hard regarding the same with the hope to curb the situation. 

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