Mapping Mumbai’s slum challenge in coronavirus battle
High population density and shared access to basic amenities make slums such as Dharavi extremely vulnerable to the spread of the novel coronavirus
Covid-19 cases recorded in Mumbai's G/S ward where the Worli-Koliwada slum -- the first slum settlement to be hit by the virus in Mumbai -- is located, shot from one to 68 in less than a week. And now, the novel coronavirus’ entry into the confined lanes of one of Asia’s largest slums, Dharavi, may spell doom for the slum’s densely knit population. Dharavi has recorded nine covid-19 cases as of now, including one death.