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BMC's Mission Zero to show results in another 10 days

According to data shared by the civic body, the rapid action plan to check the cases of coronavirus in the suburbs has brought down the number of COVID-19 cases drastically, however, the additional ten days are needed for the fructification of the plan.

BMC's Mission Zero to show results in another 10 days
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On July 9, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has stated that it will take another ten days for the ‘Mission Zero’ plan to fructify. According to data shared by the civic body, the rapid action plan to check the cases of coronavirus in the suburbs has brought down the number of COVID-19 cases drastically, however, the additional ten days are needed for the fructification of the plan. 

In an attempt to combat the prevalent coronavirus crisis in Mumbai, the BMC had launched the programme at the Shahji Raje Bhosale Complex located near Azad Nagar, in Mumbai. Under the programme, 50 mobile dispensary vans visited several parts of Mumbai to conduct a preliminary examination of patients. The 36-day plan was launched on June 22 and focused on areas like Mulund, Bhandup, Dahisar, Borivli, Kandivli and Malad with facilities like door-to-door screening, fever camps and mobile ambulances. These areas contribute to more than half of Mumbai’s cases of coronavirus.

The six wards happen to be Malad (P-North), Borivli (R-Central), Dahisar (R-North), Kandivli (R-South), Bhandup (S) and Mulund (T). These areas now have a growth rate of over 2 per cent, with the R-Central ward topping the list at 3.2 per cent, followed by T ward with a growth rate of 3.1 per cent. This is much higher than Mumbai’s average growth rate of 1.54 per cent. When ‘Mission Zero’ was launched two weeks ago, all six wards had a higher growth rate with the highest in R-Central ward at 3.8 per cent, followed by T ward at 3.7 per cent.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray, back in June, speaking about the situation with the pandemic in the state, had clarified that the state government had not re-announced the lockdown and urged the people to follow the guidelines on safety and precautions against the contagious disease. Moreover, the Railways has commenced plying local trains but only for the people involved in essential services to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, Mumbai recorded 1,347 new cases taking the case count to 87,856. Of the total cases, 23,543 are active. So far, the city has seen 62 new deaths taking the toll to 5,064. Currently, the fatality rate is 5.7 per cent and doubling rate is 45 days.

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