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BMC Shutters Garden in Ghatkopar for the First Time Since June Reopening

Nearly 50 cases of COVID-19 are being recorded each day from around the garden’s periphery

BMC Shutters Garden in Ghatkopar for the First Time Since June Reopening
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A garden in Ghatkopar (East) belonging to the N ward was shut down on Monday after several citizens complained of people not wearing masks at the location while also ignoring social distancing norms. This move by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) comes as the State and civic body reopened all parks as well as public gardens for walking or jogging back in June this year.

The decision was taken after a discussion between the locals as well as the MLA from the region. As per information put out by the officials, nearly 50 cases of COVID-19 are being recorded each day from around the garden’s periphery. Senior citizens who frequent gardens like the Keshav Baliram Hegdewar Udyan have said that they have often advised people to wear masks at the garden. 

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There’s no clarity from the civic authorities as to how long this closure will last. But it seems like citizens will either have to make indoor arrangements for their morning walk or jog, or travel to a park situated outside the area. Assistant Municipal Commissioner of the N Ward, Ajitkumar Ambi said - “At our meeting with housing societies, locals suggested closing the garden to control the viral spread.”

The cases of coronavirus continue to rise in regions of Mumbai as well as the state of Maharashtra. While the high recovery rate in the metropolitan area is positive news, the rate of infection continues to worry the authorities as asymptomatic patients may well infect the most vulnerable, particularly the elderly and those with co-morbidities.  

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