Probably the most densely populated slums on the planet, Mumbai’s Dharavi, had rapidly grow to be a coronavirus hotspot. The primary case was reported in April and since then there was a speedy improve in instances. However the sprawling slum, the place social distancing is a luxurious, appears to have tamed the lethal virus – at the least for now.
Simply two instances had been reported in Dharavi at this time, Asia’s largest slum, taking the overall variety of instances within the congested shanty city to 2,531, authorities mentioned at this time. There are solely 113 energetic instances within the space.
For the previous couple of days, Dharavi has registered solely single-digit progress barring Saturday when it recorded 10 instances. Over 2,000 sufferers have recovered to date.
The slum, the place most households even share group bathrooms and have to make use of slim lanes to go, social distancing appeared unattainable. But, the variety of instances noticed a pointy decline since Could within the space.
On July 22, 5 individuals had examined constructive the slum with a inhabitants of over 6.5 lakh, whereas six instances had been added on July 23.
Dharavi’s success at flattening the curve has drawn reward from everywhere in the world. Even the World Well being Organisation has praised Dharavi in its battle towards coronavirus.
However flattening the curve in Dharavi was not simple.
Authorities say they relied on 4 Ts – tracing, monitoring, testing and treating.
Docs and personal clinics, as a part of proactive screening and fever camps, coated as many as 47,500 homes, whereas 14,970 individuals had been screened in cellular vans, a civic physique official mentioned.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will launch a plasma donation program on Monday in Dharavi, for main screening of recovered COVID-19 sufferers within the space.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state within the nation with over 3.75 lakh instances.