The corona in Maharashtra and Mumbai is still uncontrollable but the matter of relief is that the transition to Asia’s largest slum is now under control. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also praised it. The WHO cites the example of Dharavi that aggressive action with national and global solidarity can prevent the epidemic.
Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, said, “There are many examples in the world that it can be brought back under control even if the epidemic is in critical condition.” Some of these examples are Italy, Spain, South Korea and Dharavi – a heavily populated area of Mumbai metropolis. Involving the community, testing, tracing, isolation and treatment is critical to breaking the chain of infection and suppressing the virus. ”
However, in Mumbai and Maharashtra, corona virus infection is consistently reaching record highs. A record 7862 cases were reported in Maharashtra on Friday and 226 patients died. So far, 2 lakh 38 thousand people have been infected in the state, while more than 9 thousand people have lost their lives.
The rapid corona cases started spreading in Dharavi had increased the concern of the central government with the state. The central government sent a team of experts here. Institutional isolation was arranged because of the absence of isolation of suspected patients in the dense population. The problem of mass defecation was overcome. Testing was extended and now the result is revealed. The number of new cases in Dharavi has now come down to single digit. On Thursday, 9 cases were found here and the total number of infected people has reached 2,347.
More than 90 thousand people have been infected and more than 5 thousand people have lost their lives in the country’s financial capital Mumbai. The number of corona infections in the country has been around 8 lakhs and more than 21 thousand people have died. The total active cases in the country are now 2 lakh 76 thousand while 4 lakh 95 thousand people have been cured.