Mumbai has been witnessing a surge in the cases of novel coronavirus, especially since the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi.
According to data shared by the BMC, K-West (Andheri West), P-North (Malad West), R-Central (Borivali) and R-South (Kandivali) wards have recorded more than 8,000 cases last week till September 5 while K-East (Andheri East) saw the highest number of 9,187 cases of coronavirus.
The officials have attributed the rise in the COVID-19 cases to the Ganeshotsav, the easing of the lockdown restrictions, along with increased testing. Moreover, the civic body added that the western suburbs have been reporting more cases as they are more densely populated than other areas.
In view of the situation, the Maharashtra government had earlier announced that it is to conduct statewide door-to-door campaign from September 15. On Friday, September 4, the state government, spearheaded by Uddhav Thackeray launched the scheme “My Family, My Responsibility” in order to cover 2.25 crore families in Maharashtra.
Moreover, Thackeray stated that the health department will launch the campaign in two phases, one from September 15 to October 10 and two, from October 12 to October 24. The goal of the campaign is to push the volunteers who are to impart health education to the citizens, besides conducting door-to-door meetings during which they check the body temperatures of the people along with the oxygen levels, besides other symptoms, including tiredness, throat pain/dry cough, diarrhoea, and loss of smell and taste.