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Mumbai: BMC seals seven slums in Andheri West, Vile Parle West and Jogeshwari West, amid the rise in number of COVID-19 cases in K-West Ward

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Mumbai: BMC seals seven slums in Andheri West, Vile Parle West and Jogeshwari West, amid the rise in number of COVID-19 cases in K-West Ward

Mumbai: Amid the steep. rise in number of COVID-19 cases in K-West Ward, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decides to seal seven slums in Andheri West, Vile Parle West and Jogeshwari West

As per reports, these slums are home to around 1.2 lakh people and this move will help them manage coronavirus cases closely.

Following are the areas which will be sealed in K- West Ward for the next 14 days:

Nehru Nagar, Anand Nagar
Juhu Koliwada, Junaid Nagar Samata Nagar, Gaondevi Dongri (Gilbert Hill), Juhu Galli Versova

Areas such as Juhu Koliwada has been in control and officials are planning to monitor the same, and maintain no or nil positive cases. Data suggests that the number of Containment zones in Ward-KW increased to 255, and observing this the ward officer decide to seal the areas completely. Out of these 255 zones, 180 are in congested areas and 73 belong to the slums, which will be sealed for the next 14 days.

Cleanliness and sanitation will be maintained by the Solid Waste Management Department, as one staff members will be assigned for every toilet on a shift basis to disinfect the common toilets used in the slums.

News Input by K.V.Raman

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