Dharavi

Dharavi reports no COVID-19 deaths for over a week now

Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia, which was a hotspot for COVID-19 in Mumbai has reported no fatalities due to the disease in the last one week. Media reports quoted officials as saying that it could mean the curve was being flattened. Dharavi has reported close to 1,900 COVID-19 cases so far. “Dharavi has not...

COVID-19 cases cross 100-mark in Mumbai’s Dharavi

The number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, has crossed the 100-mark. 15 new cases were detected in the sprawling area on Friday, taking the total to 101, including 10 deaths. A 62-year-old patient died because of the virus at a hospital, a news agency reported. Three new cases each were found...

Masks made mandatory in Mumbai, violators to face arrest

Wearing protective masks will be mandatory in Mumbai which has emerged as a hotspot in the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, municipal authorities in the city announced on Wednesday. Violators will face strict action and may even be arrested, an order said. Wearing masks will be must at all public places, offices, meetings and even inside vehicles...

Second coronavirus positive case found in Dharavi

The second positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Asia’s largest slum Dharavi, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated. A 52-year-old BMC sanitisation worker has been found positive for the virus. He resides in the Worli area, but was posted at Dharavi for cleaning, BMC informed. The man who tested positive had developed symptoms and...