The civic body said they have traced at least four persons from Dharavi who had attended the Tablighi meet in Delhi. The 56-year-old man who died, civic officials suspect, may have had contact with one of them.
The move came after three persons tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, including a senior citizen couple, taking the number of the infected from Koliwada and its neighbouring slums to 15 since Sunday.
With four new cases being reported on Wednesday, 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from the area. The BMC has said that 146 containment areas have been sealed after COVID-19 cases were reported in the locality.
Guidelines issued on handling COVID 19-infected dead bodies allow for the burial or cremation of persons who have died of the disease, while setting out the procedures to be followed to prevent infection from spreading from the body.
Officials said over 2,200 travellers were advised to self-quarantine either at facilities created by BMC or at their own homes, provided they had enough space to isolate themselves from their family members and neighbours.
Man, a businessman based in Dubai his wife, children and other family members live in Dharavi. After his personal details has gone viral he was flooded with calls and messages from relatives, friends asking for his health and unknown people calling him coronavirus infected person.
A 60-year-old woman, who had travelled to Saudi Arabia, tested positive. And a 35-year-old man from Navi Mumbai tested positive after visiting Istanbul. The man who died had travelled to Surat and returned by train earlier this March. He developed symptoms of fever about 13 days ago
Fifty-year-old Mohammad Zafar, a worker in one of the garment manufacturing units of Dharavi, said he has not seen this kind of slowdown in last 30 years, we don’t have work, after demonetisation, spread of coronavirus has jolted the industries
Recently, BMC had received instructions from the Centre to be prepared to quarantine Indian nationals who would be airlifted and brought to the Mumbai international airport from various countries till the end of March.
Syed Haider Imam, general secretary of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Hawkers’ Union, alleged that civic officials in the licence department, who are also members of the zonal TVC, have accepted bribes to approve names of the hawkers who were earlier declared ineligible.
The policy states that food trucks would operate as per Shop and Establishment Act, which allows eateries to remain functional till 1.30 pm.The law was earlier amended to allow eateries to remain open for 24 hours in establishments that operated within gated premises and commercial hubs.