Coronavirus Pandemic: NSCI Dome to be converted into a containment centre

Coronavirus Pandemic: NSCI Dome to be converted into a containment centre

In a bid to help the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) is planning to hand over their club premises to officials. The plan is to temporarily convert the sports complex into a containment centre for the novel coronavirus.

"Dear Members, I want to apprise you that the NSCI Management has received a directive from the Municipal Corporation Of Greater Mumbai stating that they want to acquire our club premises with immediate effect as a centre for containment of COVID-19," read a notice from the club's Hon. Reg. Secretary, Atul Maru.

Maru further added that club was "completely cooperating" and was ready to help the civic officials in any way they required.

"I sincerely hope you all are taking adequate precautions and staying indoors," he added in conclusion.

The NSCI administers the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. NSCI Dome provides every amenity to its members, ranging from a book nook to a theatre and dome arena to a saloon or siesta room.

The move by NSCI is expected to help the state deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of cases in the country with 1141 positive cases as of Wednesday. Mumbai alone has recorded over 686 cases.

As the situation is getting dire for the country's financial capital, the civic body is taking additional precautions to counter the pandemic. Citing several studies pointing out that wearing masks can curb the spread of coronavirus, BMC has made it compulsory to wear masks in public places.

The BMC circular said that the masks may be standard masks available with the chemist or they can even be homemade, washable masks and can be reused after proper washing and disinfecting them.

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