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A welcome move: NSCI Dome in Mumbai converted into a special observation zone with 300 beds for Covid-19 patients – Economic Times

In what can be called a welcome move, Dome Entertainment, in their bid to support the government in their fight against Covid-19 pandemic, has converted their venue Dome, NSCI (National Sports Club of India) in Worli area of Mumbai into an observation facility for those who are believed to have come in contact with Covid-19 patients.

“In a bid to fight the virus, we have already set up over 300 beds with standardized facilities in line with the BMC guidelines and NSCI has also offered rooms for the same,” Mazhar Nadiadwala, Managing Director, Dome Entertainment told ET Online.

“We are consistently working along with health authorities to render our support and help manage the existing cases of the outbreak,” added Nadiadwala. The MD also lauded Shri Uddhavji Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray for their efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in Maharashtra.

Aaditya Thackeray sent out a tweet, informing his followers about the NSCI Dome being converted to a quarantine centre. “Till now, our contact tracing has been the highest and testing too. Ensuring that carriers are isolated for their own safety and for that of others,” wrote Thackeray.

The stadium is known for holding various sports events such as badminton league matches, kabaddi matches and other miscellaneous events like comedy gigs and weddings.

The state of Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. The number of cases crossed 1000-mark on April 7 as per MoHFW (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) data. Out of the total 1,135 coronavirus cases in Maharashtra so far, 714 have been reported from Mumbai. The metropolis has also reported 45 deaths due to the viral disease.

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