Woman tests positive for coronavirus in Sion Koliwada, area sealed

Woman tests positive for coronavirus in Sion Koliwada, area sealed
Officials have sealed Building 9, located on JK Bhasin Marg in Sion Koliwada, and put up barricades to create a containment zone in the area

A woman in her 50s from Mumbai’s Sion Koliwada area has become a victim of coronavirus after she tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

According to preliminary information, the woman is a resident of Building 9 located on JK Bhasin Marg in Sion Koliwada, GTB Nagar. The area houses several dozen chawls and is densely populated.

The woman was earlier taken to Somaiya Hospital and is likely to be shifted to Kasturba Hospital after testing positive. At least three of her family members, including her husband and daughter, have also been sent for testing.

Details about the patient’s present condition and her family’s test result are awaited.

Meanwhile, the building has been sealed off and police have ordered all residents to remain inside. The civic body has even put up barricades and created a containment zone in the area surrounding the building and in the vicinity of Singh Sabha Gurudwara.

The case comes less than a day after two men tested positive for coronavirus in Dharavi. Of the two, one was a 56-year-old man with pre-existing conditions but no history of foreign travel. He succumbed to the infection last night.

After he tested positive, officials sealed 300 flats and 90 shops in the area.

The second patient was a 52-year-old BMC sanitisation worker, who tested positive but is said to be in a stable condition. His family members and 23 colleagues have been asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Amid the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the city, the BMC has identified and demarcated at least 193 containment zones across the city to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier today, it made public the Geographic Information System (GIS) map of coronavirus affected and containment areas in the city on its website.

Maharashtra, among the worst-affected Indian state, has witnessed 340 confirmed coronavirus cases and 13 related deaths as of Thursday morning.

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