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Mumbai Gets A 19-Storey Building For Coronavirus Facility, Courtesy This Builder

As Mumbai continues its battle against COVID-19, many Mumbaikars are stepping up to help others through this adversity, here’s a story of a builder who decided to give his newly constructed building in Malad, with 130 flats as a coronavirus facility in the city

Mumbai Gets 19-Storey Building For Coronavirus Facility, Courtesy This Builder

New Delhi: Maharashtra, the worst-hit state because of coronavirus pandemic with more than 1,32,075 COVID-19 cases, of which, more than 60,000 cases are from Mumbai, according to the figures shared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) continues its battle against COVID-19. To fight the crisis, a Mumbaikar, who is a builder by profession has handed over a 19-storey newly constructed, ready-to-move-in building to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to be converted into a COVID-19 facility. The building, located on SV Road in Malad, has 130 flats, for which it had received an occupation certificate from the state government. The building was ready to be handed over to the flat owners but then coronavirus pandemic took place and Mehul Sanghvi of Sheeji Sharan Developers decided to convert it into coronavirus facility. Till now, 300 patients have been transferred to the building – four patients per flat. The builder says that this is his way of contributing to the crisis.

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Mr Sanghvi added,

We decided to do this willingly after discussing with tenants. The building is being used as a quarantine centre for COVID-19 patients.

Gopal Shetty, Minister of Parliament from Malad, played an important role in this decision.

The North Mumbai legislator who got in touch with Mr Sanghvi and convinced him to provide the building for the cause, in view of the rising number of cases in Malad added,

We’re happy that people like Mehul Sanghvi have set aside personal interests, to serve the greater good during these difficult times. We hope that others come forward and collaborate for such gestures, helping us save as many lives as possible.

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On Monday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation also launched a rapid action plan to control the sudden rise of coronavirus cases in northern suburbs of Mumbai which consists of areas like Borivali and Dahisar.

In recent days, these areas have witnessed a surge in the number of coronavirus cases after phase-wise unlocking of the lockdown.

According to the new action plan, rules in the containment zones have been made more stringent and door-to-door survey has been ordered. Moreover, to make the fight against the novel coronavirus more effective, BMC will also deploy 50 ambulances, that will visit these high-risk localities to collect swab samples for coronavirus testing.

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World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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