Avoid gym, pool and gatherings Borivli, Dahisar societies told | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: With cases rising in non-slum areas, BMC’s R-North ward, which covers parts of Borivli and Dahisar, has issued a slew of guidelines to housing societies and their staffers, including security guards and househelp. Most of the guidelines are part of the Covid safety norms.
Among the guidelines presented by the ward’s medical health official Dr Avinash Vayadande during a webinar held on Saturday were to avoid gatherings and visiting common areas like gym and swimming pool, and follow Covid protocols of wearing a mask outside the house, santising the common areas and regularly washing hands. Security guards, domestic help and other staff should be routinely tested regularly at the nearest BMC dispensary as they could be asymptomatic carriers, Dr Vayadande said.
R-North has a growth rate of 0.31%, almost close to the city’s overall growth rate of 0.37%.
A civic official said that in the initial months of the pandemic, societies would strictly monitor those entering the premises with a thermal gun or check their SPO2 levels. “But as now people have developed a lethargic attitude towards safety protocols, we issued the guidelines. During the webinar, we also informed locals about the vaccination centres in the area,” said Dr Vayadande.
Former Shiv Sena corporator Abhishek Ghosalkar from the ward appreciated BMC’s efforts to remind people of the Covid protocols. “The vaccination drive has begun, but we still need to maintain safety protocols to ensure our own safety and that of people around us,” he said.

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