Coronavirus Outbreak New Turbhe pattern method pressed into service to curb spread in Thane

  • | Saturday | 11th July, 2020

In a bid to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in Maharashtra's Thane district has rolled out a new pattern found successful in one region, officials said. The pattern is derived from its success in Turbhe region and is now being implemented in other areas of the NMMC. The 'Turbhe Pattern' involves a complex task of contact tracing of 28 close contacts of a positive person, which has helped detect a large number of cases in the past few days. The second worst-hit after Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in Thane district, NMMC has recorded a staggering 9,889 cases with 258 deaths so far and is among the areas flagged by the authorities for special attention. In fact, the Turbe Stores itself was shut as a red zone, prompting NMMC Municipal Commissioner Annasaheb Misal to take the firm decision of "extensive contact tracing" to break the virus chain.

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