The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday issued a notice to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) to hand over some facilities of Wankhede Stadium to the civic body for use as coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine area.

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 informed.

The complex at Wankhede comprises BCCI office, MCA Lounge, Garware Club House apart from the main stadium.

Earlier, quarantine and isolation facilities were set up at the Worli-based National Sport Club of India’s indoor stadium. Meanwhile, Mumbai remains the country’s worst affected city with 17,512 COVID-19 cases.


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