Navi Mumbai: In the wake of spiking Coronavirus cases in Navi Mumbai, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Navi Mumbai municipal commissioner Annasaheb Misal has chosen to implement total lockdown in 10 containment zones which incorporates more than 71,000 households. The lockdown will be implemented from June 29 to July 5. The Municipal Corporation has on Friday moreover released a new list of containment zones in the city.

He said that there will be no movement of individuals going in and out of these zones but for medical emergencies and buying essential stuff. Misal warned, “Violation of the order by any person will attract action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal provisions.”

Prior, Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Thane MP Rajan Vichare had met police commissioner Sanjay Kumar and Shinde had indicated that a lockdown was being considered. Opposition pioneer Pravin Darekar had also reviewed the Covid-19 status in the city.

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Misal said, “We have observed that there has been a spike in Covid-19 cases in some areas of the city, and hence they have been designated as containment zones and will be placed under lockdown from June 29 to July 5. We have given some time to the residents so they can prepare for the lockdown.”

The new containment zones in Navi Mumbai are:

1. Diwale Gaon, Belapur

2. Karave Gaon, Belapur

3. Turbhe Store, Turbhe

4. 21-Turbhe

5. 22-Turbhe Gaon

6. Juhu Gaon Sec 11, Vashi

7. 12 Khairne/Bankode Gaon, KoparKhairane

8. 19 KoparKhairane Gaon

9. Rabale Gaon, Ghansoli

10. Chinchpada, Airoli

“Asst. Commissioner of the wards shall earmark the boundaries and do the bracketing of the containment zones with the help of Deputy Civil Engineer of the ward,” read the notification.

Meanwhile, among 509K coronavirus cases in India, there are 148K confirmed cases in Maharashtra and the total number of deaths reached 6,931. However, there are 224 new positive cases were registered in NMMC jurisdiction on Friday. The number of deaths reached 194.