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Wankhede Stadium To Be Used As Quarantine Centre Due To The Covid-19 Outburst

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Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium, owned by Mumbai Cricket Association, will be sued as a quarantine centre due to the Covid-19 outburst following an order from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), on Friday (May 15).

In a letter issued by the municipal corporation, MCGM assistant ‘A’ ward stated, “You are hereby directed to handover the possession of hotel/lodge/clubs/college/exhibition centres/dormitories/marriage hall/gymkhana/banquet hall with immediate effect. The Wankhede stadium premises will be used for emergency staff of ‘A’ Ward and quarantining the person whoever in contact with positive COVID-19 patient and are not symptomatic.”

The order further read, “If you fail to comply with the above directive, you will be liable for action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code”

With Dharavi in Mumbai severely hit due to Covid-19 pandemic, with 1776 positive cases and 56 deaths so far, 2646 quarantine centres have been set up in the financial capital of India as it looks to tackle the situation.

Earlier, the Cricket Association of Bengal has also offered the West Bengal government to use Eden Gardens as a quarantine centre.

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