BMC more likely to flip Wankhede Stadium into coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine facility


Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued a discover to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) handy over some services of Wankhede Stadium to the civic physique to be used as coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine space.

The letter, issued by Assistant Municipal Commissioner of ‘A’ ward Chanda Jadhav, asks that the “hotel/lodge/clubs/college/exhibition centres/dormitories/marriage hall/gymkhana/banquet hall” 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 knowledgeable.

The BMC mentioned using services was short-term and funds for a similar could be executed at a later date.

The complicated at Wankhede includes BCCI workplace, MCA Lounge, Garware Club House aside from the principle stadium.

Earlier, quarantine and isolation services had been arrange on the Worli-based National Sport Club of India’s indoor stadium.

Meanwhile, Mumbai stays the nation’s worst affected metropolis with 17,512 COVID-19 instances.