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70 per cent containment zones in Worli decontained after no new cases reported in 15 days


70 per cent containment zones in Worli decontained after no new cases reported in 15 days
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The coronavirus pandemic has affected Mumbai the worst in Maharashtra. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 'city that never sleeps' has come to a standstill. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been under immense pressure to control the growing number of cases in the city. However, amid all the chaos, a ray of hope has emerged. Close to 70 per cent of containment zones in Worli have been de-contained by the BMC. This comes after no new COVID-19 cases were reported in these areas in the last 15 days.

Alongside, the fishermen from the Worli-Koliwada area have received permission to get back in business in a controlled manner. Worli-Koliwada comes under the G-South ward which is one of the worst-affected wards with multiple containment zones.

Earlier, the entire Worli area had been sealed owing to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Worli-Koliwada region. Following which, the civic body was able to bring down the number of cases in the area. Last month, when a five-member central team led by the additional secretary, Manoj Joshi had arrived in Mumbai to inspect the situation, they had visited the slum pockets of Worli Koliwada and Jijamata Nagar. They had lauded the containment strategy by the BMC and had stated that the Worli-Koliwada model could be used to curb the spread of COVID-19 in other containment zones as well.

Meanwhile, the BMC has been successful in stopping the spread in Worli and these areas have also been removed from the BMC's list of containment zones. Four days ago, the BMC had de-contained the two of the initial containment zones in Mumbai, i.e. Janta Colony and Jijamata Nagar.

The BMC has now permitted five boats of fishermen to venture and carry out their business. The decision about the same was taken at a meeting between G-South ward Additional Municipal Commissioner, Fishermen Association representative and police officers.

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