New Delhi: Two new positive cases have been reported from Mumbai Dharavi area, raising concerns as the state, which has witnessed the maximum number of Covid-19 cases in India, is battling its worst battle against the virus. Also Read - UP News: 21 Fresh Coronavirus Cases in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Total Tally at 591
1. Dharavi is Asia’s biggest slum, housing an estimated 70,0000 to 1 million people. Also Read - Procure And Stock PPE Kits, Oxygen Masks For 3 Months, Delhi Govt Directs Hospitals Amid Rise in COVID-19 Cases
2. The area spans around five square kilometre — full of narrow lanes. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gurugram: Private Hospitals to Face Action if Patients Refused Treatment
3. If imposing social distance in other parts of the country is an onerous task, ensuring it in Dharavi is more difficult.
4. The area has already recorded a death. A 56-year-old man died on Wednesday this week.
5. A 35-year-old doctor who has a clinic in the area has also tested positive.
6. None of these patients has history of travel abroad.
7. Eight to 10 people share a room here. Experts apprehended that it would be difficult to control the spread of the virus if it infects a crowded place like Dharavi.
8. Most of the people there use community toilets.
9. Though India is officially at the second stage of the coronavirus infection, if the spread can’t be contained in Dharavi, it will become a pocket of community transmission.
10. It is feared that there are several undetected cases as the doctor who tested positive reported that he came into contact with patients in that area.