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MUMBAI: A fireman, Pandit Keshav Salgaonkar, posted at Kurla fire station died of Covid-19 in Nair hospital on Wednesday. It is the fifth death in the Mumbai fire brigade in nearly two weeks. Till Wednesday, more than 50 firemen have tested positive, of which 17 are recuperating in hospitals and 20 are in quarantine.
Firemen are engaged in fumigation across the city, including coronavirus-affected zones. The Mumbai fire brigade has engaged 17 quick response vehicles and 16 mist-blowing machines to sanitise hospitals, containment zones and buildings. Till May 30, they had sanitised 7,742 buildings in slum clusters and containment zones, including 368 hospitals/nursing homes, 275 BMC offices, bus depots and police stations. They also sanitised 7,016 common areas in containment zones.