BMC to test traders, hawkers and businessmen

BMC to test traders, hawkers and businessmen

While the daily numbers in Maharashtra have come down but there is also a fear of a second wave looming large. Chief Minister of Maharashtra had also talked about this wave in his address to the state. 

To keep these numbers in check, BMC is adopting many measures. One such measure that the civic body has kicked off is in the form of a special campaign. Under this campaign, BMC will conducting coronavirus test the traders, hawkers and businessmen in the market areas across the city. The decision was taken to keep a check on COVID-19 spread as markets are often crowded these days due to the festivities.

Officials state that a team will be responsible to conduct tests regularly on various shopkeepers, hotel employees, BEST drivers and others, and if infected patients are identified during this test, they will have to undergo the necessary medical treatments. The teams are also offering suggestions and counselling whenever needed.

Even the hospitals have been instructed to test admitted patients before issuing a discharge. Apart from this, BMC will also be focusing on slums to make sure that the numbers in the area remain in check. 

The doubling rate for Mumbai too has now gone up to 300 days. BMC is of the opinion that there might be an increase in the cases in the coming days post-Diwali. Keeping this in mind, even the decision to open local trains for the general public would be taken only after observing the trend till the end of the month.

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