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Lal Bahadur Shastri market at Matunga may re-open on Monday

The BMC has closed the Lal Bahadur Shastri market at Matunga after 18 cases of the coronavirus were reported at the antigen test camp.

Lal Bahadur Shastri market at Matunga may re-open on Monday
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The BMC has closed the Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) market at Matunga which is known for its South Indian traditional items after 18 cases of the coronavirus were reported at the antigen test camp.

The civic body had earlier conducted antigen tests in the market on Wednesday and tested the shopkeepers and workers. Out of the tests conducted, 18 tested positive. As a result, the decision to sanitize the market every day has been taken. Moreover, as per reports, the market may resume operations again from Monday after it is disinfected. However, the civic body will now make antigen tests mandatory at Gandhi Market in King's Circle.

The MHA had earlier stated that the national directives for COVID-19 management should be followed throughout the country with a view to ensure social distancing. Shops will need to maintain adequate social distancing norms amongst the customers. The MHA will also monitor the effective implementation of the national directives. 

Back on August 3, BMC permitted shops to be operational on all sides of the road in Mumbai seven days a week. Earlier, amidst the coronavirus outbreak, shops were permitted to operate in a way where shops on one side of the road remained open on odd days, and those on the other side remained open on even days.

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