BMC seals two colonies in Worli area amid coronavirus scare, informs Aaditya Thackeray

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed the fishermen colony - Worli Koliwada - in the city to contain the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 while keeping it under complete lockdown for public movement.

BMC seals two colonies in Worli area amid coronavirus scare, informs Aaditya Thackeray
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Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday informed that two colonies in Worli area have been sealed, disinfected and fumigated after four positive COVID-19 cases in the Worli Koliwada were reported. 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed the fishermen colony - Worli Koliwada - in the city to contain the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 while keeping it under complete lockdown for public movement. 

“In order to contain the further spread of Covid-19, Worli Koliwada has been completely sealed and lockdown for public movement, in coordination with Police Dept. Disinfection and fumigation process of the complete area has been initiated, as a precautionary measures (sic),” the BMC ward GS tweeted.

As a precautionary measure, the civic body also disinfected and fumigated the area. The local residents said police were not allowing people to leave or enter the area while the BMC has asked them to cooperate by staying at home. 

Further, Aaditya Thackeray on Twitter added that the Koliwada and Janta Colony were sealed in the early hours of Monday amid the increasing cases of the coronavirus or COVID-19 which has claimed 10 lives in Maharashtra, as of now. 

“Late last night 2 am onwards, Koliwada and Janta Colony have been sealed off further. Disinfection and fumigation is on along with contact tracing (sic),” Aaditya Thackeray, the Shiv Sena MLA from Worli tweeted. 

Earlier, four cases of the coronavirus were reported in Worli Koliwada. The patients don’t have any foreign travel history and they also don’t have any known contact history with an infected person. 

 In Maharashtra, the number of positive COVID-19 cases have increased to 231 while the death toll has soared up to 10 with one death each reported in Mumbai and Pune on Monday. 

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