As part of its move to implement ‘large cluster containment plan’ to check the spread of coronavirus, the Greater Chennai Corporation on Tuesday closed KK Salai and 23 connecting streets at MGR Nagar in division 138, from where 58 positive cases were reported.
Division 138 falls under the Kodambakkam zone of the Corporation, which already has 1,867 COVID-19 cases. Corporation Commissioner G Prakash had said that the periphery of the large cluster would be sealed and police personnel would be deployed to stop people from going in or coming in. The civic body has already started implementing the large cluster containment in division 173 in Adyar zone, and divisions 114 and 115 in Teynampet zone on a trial basis.
The civic body has also requested the Greater Chennai Police to provide young police personnel to strictly monitor the borders of the clusters.