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Empty spaces in hotels, buildings to be converted into quarantine centres: BMC

In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the empty buildings, hotels, clubs, colleges, marriage halls, gymkhanas among others will be converted into quarantine centres and BMC assistant commissioners have been given the power to do the same

Empty spaces in hotels, buildings to be converted into quarantine centres: BMC
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In the wake of the increasing cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19 in Maharashtra, the state government on Tuesday reviewed the ground level-situation amid the coronavirus outbreak. Thackeray visited the disaster management control room of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which is taking lead in the executive of the lockdown in Mumbai. 

CM Uddhav Thackeray also held a meeting BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi directing him to take concrete steps to curb the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in Mumbai. As this happened, the BMC Commissioner authorised all 24 assistant commissioner of Mumbai to turn vacant rooms in hotels and buildings into isolation wards for the COVID-19 patients. 

In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, the empty buildings, hotels, clubs, colleges, marriage halls, gymkhanas among others will be converted into quarantine centres and the BMC assistant commissioners have been given the power to do the same. 

 As per the directive issued by BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi, if any of the above-listed places refuse to give the place, they will be persecuted by law. In these places, people only who are at the risk of catching the coronavirus or COVID-19 after they have been in touch with people infected with the coronavirus. 

All 24 assistant commissioner has been ordered to immediately look for vacant spaces in the above-mentioned places and convert them into the quarantine centres. 

Earlier, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with the top officials of the state and BMC via video conferencing. BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi appealed to civil servants to disseminate measures to avoid the coronavirus spread. 

The Maharashtra Governor and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a high-level meeting to review the preparedness for containing the spread of the deadly virus which has claimed 12 lives in the state.

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