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Now, BMC Authorities to set up walk-in Covid-19 testing facilities across Mumbai

Now, BMC Authorities to set up walk-in Covid-19 testing facilities across Mumbai

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Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to have at least four walk-in Covid-19 testing facilities in each of the 24 administrative wards of the city.

This shall be done in order to increase the Covid-19 testing capacity up to 24,000 a day.

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According to reports, all ward officials have been directed to identify spots where testing facilities will come up likely by next week.

Citizens will be able to approach these facilities for Covid-19 testing between specified timings that are yet to be decided.

However, the Covid-19 tests conducted at civic-run or government-run facilities are free of cost.

In the past two months, the BMC has conducted anywhere between 8, 000- 15,000 Covid-19 tests on a daily basis, 30-40 percent of which were comprised of rapid antigen tests. 

Mumbai crossed the 10-lakh-mark of Covid-19 tests on September 20 and has so far conducted 15.13 lakh tests.

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