Mumbai: On Sunday, nine members of a family tested positive for Covid-19 in Byculla’s Morland Road at a chawl in Mumbai. A 63-year-old man, the first coronavirus patient in the family tested positive on April 3. This old man has history of diabetes and other health related issues.
On April 1, his family made tested and isolated after his positive COVID-19 test. Authorities find nine people positive for COVID19. All nine members are kept in isolation ward at the Civil Training Centre by the BMS in Powai. The old citizen was admitted in Kasturba Hospital. Family members who tested positive were his daughters, nephews, nieces and wife.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started its containment activity in the area after the 10 cases were confirmed.
Rais Shaikh, Samajwadi Party MLA said, “the containment efforts have started now. The MCGM should have done this earlier to contain the spread of the virus. The chawl is densely populated and chances of community spread are high.”
In addition, the old man who is 63 years old has no any travel history and didn’t go out for many days because he was unwell. His two sons, one works at mall and one is a banker said that father must come in contact with corona positive person. Saikh said that all nine members didn’t have any symptoms.
Well, BMC has tracked the contacts of family members and shifted them from the chawl. Almost 19 people were shifted. BMS sealed the premises and disinfected to stop community spread of the virus.