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BMC wants to take over Wankhede Stadium to convert it into Quarantine facility for Covid19 patients

Bogged somewhere around the flood of Covid-19 flare-up, the Mumbai municipal organization intends to change over a portion of the offices of the acclaimed Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for Coronavirus patients, authorities said here.

The Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) needs to make a huge isolate office, on the lines of the National Sports Club of India, Mahalakshmi.

For this, it has kept in touch with the Mumbai Cricket Association looking for the utilization of the Wankhede Stadium complex for the Emergency Services staff of BMC A Ward and the asymptomatic patients.

The correspondence has been started by BMC Assistant Municipal Commissioner Chanda Jadhav, who heads the A Ward for the arena premises on Marine Drive.

The Wankhede Stadium complex includes the fundamental arena, the BCCI office, MCA office, MCA relax and the Garware Club House.

The MCA has chosen to stretch out help to the BMC tries to control the spread of Covid-19.

With the Covid-19 scourge proceeding, the BMC has gained about 200 properties like inns, marriage lobbies, the display focuses, dinner corridors, schools, universities, club offices, and so forth, under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.

Mumbai detailed 933 new instances of coronavirus on Friday, taking the absolute number of casualties to 17,512. Plus, 34 individuals surrendered to the infection and with it, the loss of life flooded to 655. In Maharashtra, 49 passings and 1576 new cases were accounted for on Friday.

The all-out cases in the state have moved to 29,100, while the quantity of setbacks has ascended to 1,068. With Mumbai approaching its pinnacle, the BMC is taking a stab at everything conceivable to keep the circumstance in charge. One of those measures is expanding the number of beds, and the BMC has now chosen to change over the city’s notorious Wankhede arena into an isolated office.

The community body gave a letter to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) expressing the offices at the arena will be utilized to isolate the individuals who have interacted with Covid-19 patients and are asymptomatic.

Over 150 police officers tried positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra over the most recent 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 include in the power to 1,153, authorities said on Friday. The all-out figure involves 127 officials and 1026 constables. Nine police officers have so far passed on of the disease, while 174 have recovered.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump on Friday reported that the nation will give ventilators to India to help battle the pandemic. “We’re likewise participating in antibody advancement. Together we will beat the undetectable foe,” he composed.

The arena is situated in a neighbourhood close to Marine Drive and the improvement has made inhabitants unsteady. “This is stressing for every one of us. We were anxious about the possibility that it may result in these present circumstances. In any case, our path is totally private and the BMC and the administration should guarantee our security,” said a 50-year-old occupant of D Road, on the state of namelessness. The passage to the arena is situated on the central avenue.

Other than the arena, the premises house the MCA, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Garware Club House (GCH). Raj Purohit, VP of GCH, said the club hasn’t yet gotten any notice from the BMC. “Since the club has been shut for two months at this point, we haven’t had the option to look after it. In any case, if specialists despite everything need ownership, we will clearly consent to it,” Mr Purohit said.

The arena, which facilitated the 2011 cricket World Cup last, presently joins a series of gymkhanas on Marine Drive that have been obtained by the BMC to set up isolate offices. The BMC is expecting a spike in COVID-19 cases this month.

The BMC has just changed over the National Sports Club of India in Worli and Mahalaxmi Racecourse into transitory human services offices.

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