Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar and other top officials on Thursday discussed the developing grim situation in the state and issued directions to implement the stern measures immediately.
As cases suddenly spiked in the Mumbai city and suburbs, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner I.S. Chahal announced a series of stringent measures, surveillance and reviewed the bed strength of the jumbo field hospitals set up last year.
The civic chief has ordered that if more than 5 cases are detected in any building, it will be sealed and all under home quarantine would be stamped on the hand by the BMC staff.
Chahal made it clear that the city administration would ruthlessly go after those persons who are not following the Covid-19 protocols and SOPs.
A day after Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that 60 per cent of the train commuters don't wear face-masks, the BMC has decided to deploy 300 marshals in local trains to catch and penalise such errant citizens.
The BMC will also focus on wedding halls, gymkhanas, gymnasiums, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, public gardens, playgrounds, malls and even private offices to ensure people strictly adhere to the norms.