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Dadar and Mahim witness surge in the number of COVID-19 cases

The restrictions in lockdown have been easing in phases with local markets opening and life slowly getting back to normal has led to an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in various parts of Mumbai, including Mahim and Dadar.

Dadar and Mahim witness surge in the number of COVID-19 cases
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To break the chain of Coronavirus, there was a complete lockdown imposed from March 25, 2020. However, from June 1, 2020, the restrictions are being eased out and the lockdown has been relaxed for economic activities to resume. In the past few weeks, local markets opening and life is slowly getting back to normal. However, with this the number of cases of COVID-19 too are on the rise. Recently, there has been a spike reported in cases of coronavirus in various parts of Mumbai, including Mahim and Dadar.

As per the data released by BMC the cases coronavirus have been spiking in areas like Mahim and Dadar. Dadar reported an increase to 1,044 cases on July 8 which was 420 last month. Similarly, Mahim recorded an increase to 1,299 which was 651.

“On other days in April and May, the areas reported less than 20 cases a day. As the easing of lockdown began in the first week of June, though people started to move around frequently with some even calling back their house help. Besides, vegetable and fruit markets began to reopen too in the first week of June, with labourers and traders coming back to work from various parts of the city.” Said Kiran Dighavkar, civic assistant commissioner of G-North ward in conversation with Times of India.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has become extremely cautious with the entire procedure of testing for coronavirus and have also eased the testing norms in Mumbai. As an increase in the number of testing would help in identifying the positive cases of coronavirus in time and proper treatment would be provided to the patients. It is still important the people follow the rules set by the government and strictly follow social distancing and not leave their house without wearing a mask.

On the bright side, the positive cases that were being reported from Dharavi, which is the largest slum in Asia have shown a downward trend. On July 10, there were 12 new cases of coronavirus reported from the area. 

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