Mumbai: Covid-19 spreads in chawl and Worli Koliwada

Mumbai: Covid-19 spreads in chawl and Worli Koliwada

On each day Mumbai reported 47 positive cases, there was more to stress about. the amount of positive cases went up from four to eight in Worli Koliwada on Monday. Twelve people were tested positive for Covid-19 during a chawl of Elphinstone Road out of whom a 65-year-old woman died after testing positive for virus.

The woman ran a lunch stall outside a company office and is suspected to possess contacted coronavirus through one among her customers. She died last Thursday after which her close contacts were tested. Out of 12, seven of the patients are from her family and five are her neighbours.

The chawl may be a ground-plus-two structure with 10x12 feet houses and customary toilets. "The entire building was sanitised after the tests and more checks are in situ . Screenings were administered within the adjacent buildings also . As of now 12 patients have tested positive," said Shiv Sena Corporator, Samadhan Sarvankar.

Thousands of residents staying in Worli Koliwada face quarantine amid a lockdown after cluster of cases tested positive within the area. As of Monday, eight people have tested positive within the area.

The entire area has been sanitised and sealed. Mumbai Police officials are deployed at the entry point and residents aren't allowed to venture out of their area. Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray is that the local MLA of this area.

Koliwada traditionally are places where fishermen live. It's densely full of ground-plus-one or plus-two structures. While homes have toilets, many use community toilets too. None of the patients have any foreign travel history and neither do they need any known contact history.

With coronavirus cases now being detected within the city's slums and chawls, MCGM is undertaking digital mapping of containment zone. With this initiative, the amount