Mumbai coronavirus
Mumbai coronavirus
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Mumbai: Two family members of a Deputy Chief Fire Officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade have tested positive for Covid19. According to sources, the officer and his son have tested negative. The officer’s wife and daughter-in-law tested positive on Tuesday and are undergoing treatment at a hospital.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has quarantined the officer and his family members living on two floors of the staff quarters building at the Fire Brigade’s Byculla premises. Swab samples of 18 contacts have also been collected and sent for tests to ascertain whether they have also been affected.

The E-ward office of the BMC held a special camp at the staff quarters and inspected the officers, other employees, and their family members staying there. "All precautions are being taken by the BMC as per government-issued directives.

Besides, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits were also given to the personnel of the force, and the situation is under control, said Prabhat Rahangdale, Chief Fire officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade.

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