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Wadala village categorised as containment zone after 24 people test positive for COVID-19

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the area, the authorities are planning on using the same containment model that was used in Worli-Koliwada from March 29 to May 7.

Wadala village categorised as containment zone after 24 people test positive for COVID-19
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As 24 fresh cases were detected in the span of five days in Wadala village in Kartak Nagar, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has categorised it as a containment zone. As a result, F-North ward assistant commissioner, Gajanan Bellale has announced a total lockdown in the area from May 8 to May 17.

Wadala village has a population of close to 15,000 people. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the area, the authorities are planning on using the same containment model that was used in Worli-Koliwada from March 29 to May 7.

What is the plan?

According to the plan, the BMC will segregate high-risk contacts and low-risk contacts in Wadala village. The high-risk contacts will be sent to quarantine centres, whereas the low-risk contacts will be allowed to stay in the village. All four entry points to Wadala village - Bhaironath Road, Sewree Wadala Cross Road, Ganesh Mandir Road and Jain Derasar Road - will be sealed completely by the police Friday onwards.

F-North Assistant Commissioner Bellale told Mirror that the residents have already been provided with food rations. He further added that they can buy vegetables but the milk and groceries will to them from tomorrow.

What's the situation in F-North Ward?

Ninety people from Wadala village have been put under institutional quarantine whereas 30 residents have been asked to stay under home quarantine. The 24 positive patients have been sent to Acworth Hospital (Wadala), Somaiya Hospital (Sion), and NSCI Dome (Worli).

As of May 8, 646 positive cases have been reported from F-North ward which includes of Matunga, Sion, Wadala, Antop Hill and parts of Prabhadevi.

Take action against non-compliant residents: Bellale

Looking at the gravity of the situation, Assistant Commissioner Bellale has written to Wadala Police asking them to take action against non-compliant residents that flout the total shutdown regulations. He told the police officers that the matter was of 'extreme urgency'.

If all goes as directed, the Wadala village area might get contained. The Worli-Koliwada model was successful and on May 7, BMC decontained the area.

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