Coronavirus Outbreak: BMC directs MCA to hand over Wankhede Stadium for potential creation of quarantine facility
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday directed Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to hand over some facilities of Wankhede Stadium in the southern part of the metropolis to the civic body to create facilities in connection with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
In a letter, A Ward Assistant Municipal Commissioner Chanda Jadhav said the "hotel/lodge/clubs/college/exhibition centres/dormitories/marriage hall/gymkhana/banquet hall" must be handed over "with immediate effect".
"The said premises will be used for emergency staff of 'A' Ward and quarantine the person whoever is in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient and are not symptomatic," the letter, a copy of which is with PTI, stated.
The civic body said the acquisition was of a temporary nature and payments for use of facilities would be done at a later date. It warned the MCA that refusal to cooperate could invite police action for disobedience to official order.
An MCA apex council member said there was no hesitation on part of the cricket body to help authorities tackling the virus outbreak. A senior MCA official said they had received the letter on Friday morning.
The complex comprises the BCCI office, MCA Lounge, Garware Club House apart from the main stadium.
The MCA Lounge is a banquet hall, while the Garware Club House has over 50 rooms and a few halls inside it.
Earlier, the BMC acquired Worli-based National Sport Club of India's indoor stadium and some other gymkhana premises to set up quarantine and isolation facilities.
Mumbai is the country's worst-affected city with 17,512 COVID-19 cases, with 933 additions on Friday.
Updated Date: May 15, 2020 22:37:25 IST
Tags : BMC, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Chanda Jadhav, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Pandemic, Cricket, Garware Club House, MCA, Mumbai Cricket Association, National Sport Club, SportsTracker, Wankhede Stadium
Remdesivir preliminary results from NIAID trial published; suggest improvement in recovery time from COVID-19
Heatwave in parts of India: How to recognize and prevent a heatstroke
New study suggests PPE made with electroceutical fabric may provide better protection against COVID-19
World Thyroid Day 2020: Can thyroid disease lead to weight gain?
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) study shows increased mortality in COVID-19 patients just as ICMR widens its use in India
COVID-19 vaccine update: Chinese vaccine Phase 1 trial results show some promise but also a few temporary side-effects
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai reports 1,382 new COVID-19 cases; confirmed infections rise to 25,317
Bangladesh medical team says Ivermectin with antibiotic Doxycycline works to treat COVID-19 patients
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 366 new COVID-19 infections reported in Gujarat today, total number of cases rises to 11,746 in state
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Rajasthan reports highest single-day spike in cases as 242 more test positive; case count climbs to 5,202, toll touches 131
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Railways will partially restore train services from 1 June, says Centre; bookings for 200 trains to begin tomorrow
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Assam reports highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases with 39 new infections; 107 active cases in state currently