April 3, 2020, 2:52 AM



Within 24 hours of the first death because of coronavirus, second positive case has been reported in Mumbai’s Dharavi area.
Dharavi slums, Mumbai (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Within 24 hours of the first death because of coronavirus, second positive case has been reported in Mumbai’s Dharavi. A 52-year-old man, a civic worker, lives in Worli area in South Mumbai but is posted in Dharavi.

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official informed that the man was posted in the slum Dharavi for cleaning near Mahim Fatak road, from where he must have contracted the virus. The official said, “His condition is stable. His family members and other 23 colleagues have been advised to quarantine themselves.”

On April 1, a 56-year-old man from the slum area, died at Sion Hospital. The man was reported to be a resident of Shahu Nagar of the slum area. The deceased person has symptoms like fever, cough and respiratory issues and also had a co-morbid condition of renal failure.

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The deceased lived in a building constructed under the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme, the building had around 300 flats which are now sealed. The man was reported to have no travel history.

After he died, the building he lived in, which comes under under Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme, was sealed by the police and his family members are asked to quarantine themselves. They are also going to undergo tests for COVID-19.

Dharavi in Mumbai is the most densely populated slum, where in the country with around a million people residing in it.

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