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BMC conducts smart helmet screening in Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar

The BMC has started using smart helmet screening in the western suburbs of Mumbai to contain the spread of coronavirus.

BMC conducts smart helmet screening in Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar
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In order to curb the rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the western suburbs in Mumbai, the BMC has started using smart helmet screening in these areas.

The BMC had earlier initiated mass screening and fever clinics to contain the spread of the coronavirus. However, through this smart helmet screening, more people can be examined in a short period of time. Moreover, maintaining social distancing protocols is also easier with the help of these helmets. This new-age high-tech 'smart helmet' visor has thermo-scan sensors which are touted to provide information about the temperature of passengers within a 7-metre radius.

According to recent data shared by the BMC, the number of coronavirus patients in the Borivali area in Mumbai is doubling in the shortest time. The doubling rate of coronavirus patients in Borivali in just 28 days. The total number of coronavirus patients in Borivali reached 3,810 by July 12, out of which 2,247 people have recovered whereas 122 people have died. On the other hand, Kandivali, till July 12, clocked 3,789 patients of the coronavirus, out of which so far 2,377 people have been cured and 104 people have died as a consequence of the disease.

Meanwhile, as per the state health department, Maharashtra on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, recorded 7,975 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus disease, taking the overall tally of confirmed cases to 2,75,640. In the city of Mumbai, 1,374 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on Wednesday which took the aggregate to 96,474 cases. Meanwhile, the tally in the neighbouring Thane district touched 67,360 cases while that in Palghar stood at 10,462. Pune so far has 44,202 cases while Nagpur has recorded 2,252 cases of COVID-19.

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