Mumbai: Amid spike in coronavirus cases in the city, Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar's building has been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as a precautionary measure as the building is residence to many senior citizens on Saturday. According to the reports, some of the members of the building were found to be corona positive.
In the meantime, Mangeshkar's family released a statement which stated, "We have been inundated by calls all evening enquiring whether Prabhukunj is sealed. The Building Society and the BMC have sealed it from the onset of the epidemic as we have senior citizens at home and in the building and it is mandatory to take these precautions."
The statement also read that this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrations for the festive Ganesh Chaturthi was a simple one to support social distancing. "Please do not react to any hearsay on the health of our family members especially. We, as a building society in unison, are taking utmost caution, care and co-operating to ensure the well being and safety of all the senior citizens especially and all the other residing members as well," it further added. However, the singer and her family are safe.
Previously, Bachchan's properties were also sealed, after the Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aradhya tested positive for coronavirus in July. However, the state recorded 16,876 new coronavirus case which took the tally to 7,64,281.