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Whole building will be sealed if 10 or more covid cases are reported, said BMC

BMC in July said if there is a COVID-19 case in a society or building, only the particular floor will be sealed, and the entire building need not be sealed.

In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai, the city civic body has decided to seal entire building if 10 or more corona virus infection cases are found there.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health department issued the revised protocols on Tuesday after civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal held a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation.

Earlier, the BMC in July said if there is a COVID-19 case in a society or building, only the particular floor will be sealed, and the entire building need not be sealed.

According to the revised BMC protocols, the whole building will be sealed if 10 or more cases are reported from two or more floors, and will be sealed partially if one or more cases are found in a single home.

The respective assistant municipal commissioner or medical health officer can take a call on sealing the entire building to prevent the spread of COVID-19, if sealing of a particular floor or wing is not sufficient, it said.

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