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Mumbai: 76-year-old girl dies of COVID-19, third sufferer from Dharavi




Dharavi death, dharavi covid 19 death, dharavi coronavirus death, coronavirus cases, Mumbai coronavirus cases, Maharashtra news, Mumbai news, indian express A member of MCGM medical workers takes swab from the mouth of a resident for testing him for coronavirus at Dharavi slum. (Express Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

A 76-year-old girl, who had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was admitted in KEM Hospital, died on Thursday, the third loss of life from the realm. In the final eight days, the whole variety of optimistic coronavirus circumstances within the space has touched 14.

After the loss of life of the 76-year-old girl, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has began the method of contact-tracing. With the newest loss of life, the variety of containment zones in Dharavi is 9 now.

In addition to the 9 containment zones, the BMC on Thursday banned vegetable and fruit markets, in addition to hawkers on a further 10 roads in Dharavi. The civic physique will guarantee door-to-door provide of necessities in these areas. The BMC mentioned that until April 8, it distributed 30,250 meals packets and 9,000 grocery packets in Dharavi’s containment zones.

The first case from the realm was recorded on April 1. A 56-year-old garment shopowner, who had hosted Tablighi Jamaat members in a flat owned by him in his housing complicated, had examined optimistic and died on April 1.

Fearing group transmission within the metropolis’s largest slum, the BMC has began organising well being camps in varied areas and appealed to personal medical doctors for assist. In the final one week, round 3,250 individuals from varied slum pockets, the place optimistic circumstances have been reported, have been ordered into residence quarantine to comprise the unfold.

Meanwhile, the BMC on Thursday clarified {that a} video posted on social media of Dharavi’s 90 ft highway, which exhibits a serpentine queue for meals packets, was shot earlier than the lockdown. Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar tweeted, “This is an old video. BMC is responsible enough to distribute food/grocery in decentralised way of practising social distancing.”

Shops, vegetable distributors banned

Ward D: 53 COVID-19 circumstances as of April 8

In order to regulate crowding in Ward D, which has the third highest coronavirus optimistic circumstances within the metropolis, hawkers promoting greens and fruits have been banned from roads and footpaths until April 14. However, supermarkets, retailers promoting important gadgets, municipal markets will keep open.

Ward G/S: 184 COVID-19 circumstances as of April 8, the very best

There are 18 containment zones in Ward G/S, the place all varieties of motion, actions and retailers have been closed until additional orders.

Ward G/North (contains Dharavi)

BMC on Thursday banned vegetable and fruit markets, in addition to hawkers in 9 containment zones and on a further 10 roads in Dharavi through the lockdown.

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