A 57-year-old police constable residing in Virar has tested positive for Covid-19. He had earlier tested negative.
Book those found violating home quarantine under IPC Section 188 and move them to institutional quarantine, Palghar district collector Kailash Shinde ordered the police in the Vasai-Virar region.
To curb cluster infections, the Palghar district administration on Wednesday sealed several housing societies and areas in Vasai, Virar and Palghar and started doorto-door screening of residents.
A 35-year-old man who arrived in Vasai - Maharashtra's Palghar district from the US last week has been booked for violating the home quarantine order issued to check the spread of coronavirus, police said on Monday.
The Vasai-Virar region of Palghar district, where officials said a thousand-plus people returned from abroad following the Coronavirus outbreak, is struggling to cope with the numbers.