Mumbai hospital shut after surge in cases among staff

A major private hospital in Mumbai was shut to new patients and declared a coronavirus containment zone on Monday after…

A major private hospital in Mumbai was shut to new patients and declared a coronavirus containment zone on Monday after 26 nurses and three doctors tested positive, an official said.

Since the virus hit India — which has been under lockdown since March 25 with 109 deaths so far — medical workers have complained about not being given adequate protective gear.

Mumbai city authority spokesman Vijay Khabale-Patil told AFP that the Wockhardt Hospital has been declared a “containment zone” after the cases were confirmed.

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