MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police have proposed complete shut down of parts of north Mumbai where the rate of infection of Covid-19 is high.
The BMC will take a call on the proposal. On Friday, joint commissioner Vinoy Choubey along with other IPS officers jointly conducted a review with the BMC on various measures to control the doubling rate in north Mumbai. Covid-19 infections are particularly high in P North Ward which comprises Malad.
“For the past eight days or so, we had enforced a complete lockdown in Appapada and Kokanipada at Malad East as infection rate was very high here. The complete lockdown is expected to be extended here for another week,” said regional additional commissioner Dilip Sawant. The police have proposed a similar total lockdown at Kajupada n Borivali East, Ketkipada in Dahisar East, Poisar in Kandivali.
During Friday’s review, it was decided to take strict legal action against all those individuals who violated social distancing norms and moved around without wearing masks. BMC deputy commissioner V Shankarwar and assistant commissioner Sanjog Kabre were present for the meeting. They green signalled deployment of State Reserve Police Force personnel to assist the Mumbai Police in enforcement.
Between June 13 and 18, 444 cases of lockdown violations were registered in North Mumbai. Of these, the highest (76 cases) were at Dahisar East. he police have been registering these cases against motorcyclists where more than one person is found seated, individuals not wearing masks and shops not implementing social distancing norms.