In view of a pointy rise in COVID-19 circumstances in Mumbai, the town civic physique has issued a brand new set of Normal Working Procedures (SOPs) for declaration of micro-containment zones and compliance of guidelines to stem the an infection unfold.
Based on the SOPs issued on Monday, any housing society having greater than 5 energetic COVID-19 circumstances will probably be sealed and handled as a “micro-containment zone” (MCZ).
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has warned of imposing fines on co-operative housing societies for violating its norms and stated police personnel shall be deployed on the entry gate of sealed buildings.
The SOPs requested the societies to place a board exterior their gates to tell guests about COVID-19 circumstances of their premises and deny them entry. The BMC has additionally requested them to observe all restrictions associated to micro-containment zones.
Within the SOPs, the civic physique warned of slapping a advantageous of Rs 10,000 on a housing society for violating its norms. Subsequent situations of violation will appeal to a penalty of Rs 20,000.
The civic physique has requested its assistant municipal commissioners to make sure strict implementation of norms associated to MCZs with the assistance of police.
“A police staffer shall be deployed on the entry gate of each sealed constructing henceforth to be addressed as a micro-containment zone,” reads a clause within the SOPs.
The civic physique stated on-line e-commerce provides and supply of newspapers and important gadgets will probably be completed solely until the housing society workplace.
The SOPs stated no resident needs to be allowed to exit with out concurrence of the society chairman or secretary and the police deployed on the MCZs besides in circumstances like medical emergencies or board exams of scholars.
“Any asymptomatic constructive affected person in dwelling isolation shall not transfer out of his/her flat. An FIR shall be filed by ward officers towards violators,” the BMC stated.