People buying COVID self-testing kits in Mumbai to show Aadhaar cards to chemists, says Mayor Kishori Pednekar

A total of 1,6,897 lakh people had done COVID test at home till 14 January, 2022, of which 3,549 people have tested positive in-home testing in the financial capital

Asian News International January 16, 2022 16:45:33 IST
People buying COVID self-testing kits in Mumbai to show Aadhaar cards to chemists, says Mayor Kishori Pednekar

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Mumbai: People purchasing COVID-19 self-testing kits will have to provide their Aadhaar cards to the chemists in order to maintain a record, said Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on 15 January, 2022.

Addressing reporters, Pednekar said that if anyone tests positive for COVID-19, the information must be conveyed to the authorities and also updated online.

"We have decided that everyone purchasing self-test kits will have to provide their Aadhaar cards to the chemists to maintain a record. If anyone tests positive, they must inform the authorities and update this online," said Mumbai Mayor.

She further said that a total of 1,6,897 lakh people had done COVID test at home till 14 January, 2022, of which 3,549 people have tested positive in-home testing.

The Mumbai Mayor said that a crematorium for animals is proposed in BMC's budget which will be constructed in 2500 square feet space in Dahisar

"A crematorium for animals is proposed in BMC's budget which will be constructed in 2500 square feet space in Dahisar. There was no crematorium for pets in Mumbai. This initiative is for the animals who can't speak for themselves. This will also be used for cremating street dogs and cats after their death," she added.

Meanwhile, Mumbai on 15 January, 2022, reported 10,661 new cases and 11 deaths.

There are 73,518 active cases in the city.

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