Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned the entry of people into its headquarters and other offices in the city in view of the increase in the coronavirus case. According to the circular issued by BMC on Monday, no other person will be allowed to enter BMC offices except the people who come from urgent work or attend the pre-scheduled meetings.
The circular states that in some cases, the Head of Department will issue passes for admission only to those who have undergone RT-PCR test in the last 48 hours, confirming they are not being infected. It said that the municipal authorities have been asked to make provisions to accept letters or objections at the entrances to the headquarters in South Mumbai and its other offices here. They have been instructed to hold online meetings with the staff members instead of face to face.
The Municipal body had issued similar instructions in March 2020 last year as part of efforts to tackle the Coronavirus infection. BMC said that 9,857 new cases of infection were registered in Mumbai on Monday and with this, the total number of people infected with this virus in the city increased to 4,62,302.