BMC Declares 381 Areas in Mumbai as Containment Zones to Prevent Coronavirus Spread, Bans Vegetables, Fruits Markets, Hawkers in Buffer Zones of Dharavi; Check Full List

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Mumbai, April 9: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday declared 381 areas as containment zones to prevent spread of coronavirus in Mumbai. The decision has been taken after 162 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1297. Also, BMC has confirmed that they will come up with door-to-door supply of essentials in the area soon.

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Informing about the latest update, one of the BMC's contaminated zones include Dharavi where vegetable or fruit markets, hawkers and sellers have been banned. However, pharmacies in the area are allowed to remain open.  BMC Makes Wearing Mask Mandatory in Mumbai Amid Coronavirus Spread, Warns Strict Action Against Violators.

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Earlier on Wednesday, BMC made wearing of the masks compulsory for every person moving for whatsoever purpose in markets, hospitals, streets or at every public place. The BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi even said that those violating these instructions would be punishable under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code. The move comes after number of coronavirus positive cases spiked in Mumbai and nearby regions.

In the meantime, Mumbai Police have registered 464 cases under section 188 of IPC against violators of Corona Lockdown. 3,634 cases have been registered against violators since March 20. 2,850 people have been arrested released on bail till Wednesday, said Mumbai Police.