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Vasai-Virar to witness 14 day lockdown due to surge in COVID-19 cases

The Vasai Virar Corporation has put 18 areas which include Pelhar, Valiv, Achole and Chandansar under complete lockdown for the next fourteen days.

Vasai-Virar to witness 14 day lockdown due to surge in COVID-19 cases
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The Vasai Virar Corporation has put 18 areas which include Pelhar, Valiv, Achole and Chandansar under complete lockdown for the next fourteen days. There has been a surge in the cases of coronavirus in the area taking the toll to 2,000 cases.

However, essential shops for groceries, medicines and others are said to remain open for the people to avail the services. At a time when the process of restarting the economy is underway, a lockdown has been imposed in some parts of the Vasai-Virar township near Mumbai in order to curb the spread of the infection.

The Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation is located in the Palghar district. The VVCMC is one of the fastest-growing urban conglomerates in India. The 14-day-lockdown came into force earlier on June 18 and a group of police personnel had been deployed to make sure that the citizens adhere to the strict guidelines in reference to the lockdown. Only essential services are touted to run as it did during the initial extended lockdown period. The region is spread over 311 sq. km, and has a population of around 20 lakh people. In the Palghar district, till last week, as many as 2,508 positive cases of coronavirus were reported, of which 83 patients have died. Of these VVCMC, accounts for 1,938 cases and 74 deaths.

However, the Nalasopara town in Vasai-Virar belt seems to be the worst-affected. Nalasopara East's localities like Santosh Bhuwan, Bilalpada, Dhanivbaug, Shriram Nagar, which are home to over five lakh people, are often referred to as Mini Dharavi because of the rising number of the coronavirus cases. Also, like Dharavi, these areas are exceptionally cramped up, with people living in small spaces. The narrow by-lanes and the existence of small industries further make it very difficult for the civic body to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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