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Mumbai: 8,637 buildings have been sealed so far

As a result of an increased number of COVID-19 cases, the number of sealed buildings in the city has increased as well.

Mumbai: 8,637 buildings have been sealed so far
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As a result of an increased number of COVID-19 cases, the number of sealed buildings in the city has increased as well.

The number of sealed buildings in Mumbai has gone up by as much as 53 per cent. The maximum number of sealed buildings are in the Andheri-Borivali belt. According to data shared by the BMC, R central (Borivali) has a maximum 1,229 sealed buildings, followed by 850 in R south (Kandivali) and 650 in K west (Andheri, Jogeshwari). From the month of August to September, the number of sealed buildings has gone up from 5,631 to 8,637, up by 53 per cent.

BMC has sealed on an average 100 buildings every day over the last 30 days. As per civic officials, most of the cases are being found in the housing societies. As a result, the civic body has decided to seal an entire building if it reports more than ten cases on more than two floors.

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, if a patient infected with the novel coronavirus is found in the same apartment in a housing society, it will be partially sealed. Accordingly, the wing or the floor will be sealed keeping in view the conditions in the building concerned. The authority to seal the entire building or any part of it has been given to the Assistant Commissioner or Medical Officer of the Divisional Offices of the Municipality.

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