Maharashtra has grow to be one of many largest hotspots for coronavirus in India with over 2000 instances. But one the largest problem for the authorities comes from Dharavi which has reported 47 instances.
Mumbai: Mahim Dharavi Medical Practitioners’ Association members sporting protecting fits display residents of a housing society to detect COVID-19 instances, in Mumbai, Sunday, April 12, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI12-04-2020_000140B)
New Delhi: As Maharashtra stays the worst affected state from coronavirus, a number of areas have emerged as hotspots which maintain excessive transmission danger, if the unfold catches tempo. One of essentially the most harmful spots is Mumbai’s slum space Dharavi which can also be Asia’s largest slum. Dharavi which homes 800,000 individuals, Dharavi was once an island of mangroves. Workers began settling within the space through the colonial period as factories boomed.
The coronavirus reached Dharavi originally of this month when a 50-year-old examined optimistic with the virus. The members of the family of the affected person have been put in quarantine. But since then there’s a continuous rise in instances which is alarming the authorities and placing them into a troublesome spot.
At current four deaths have been recorded from Dharavi and the instances are on the rise. The police, civic, and well being authorities are working additional time to implement the lockdown within the 2.25 sq. km space. The congested space can pose a severe problem for Maharashtra’s measures to curb coronavirus instances. Despite the lockdown, until about final week authorities famous the final nonchalance concerning the preventive measures. There have been experiences of lengthy queues of individuals awaiting their flip for amassing meals being distributed by some NGOs, and although most sported masks, there was little proof of social distancing within the queues. The streets have been additionally teeming with individuals and exercise within the morning and night.
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Authorities have equipped and to curb the variety of instances coming from Dharavi and management the unfold on the virus within the slum the Maharashtra authorities has deployed State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) contingents to implement whole lockdown in Dharavi and different slums in Mumbai. All motion of individuals has been stopped and all retailers and institutions, fruit/vegetable markets or distributors, hawkers, and so forth, have been shut down, barring pharmacies. The Mumbai Police may also be utilizing drones to maintain a test on problematic areas. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has taken up varied measures, together with sanitising drives in lots of components of the locality. The BMC can also be working to get necessities delivered to the doorsteps to reduce the individuals’s interplay.
The Maharashtra authorities is now contemplating handing out anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a safety measure and may additionally hold suspected individuals in quarantine zones. Owing to the rising quantity the federal government has additionally determined to increase the lockdown until April 30th. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has additionally arrange 186 Corona Care Centres, 11 Dedicated Corona Health Centres and 26 Dedicated Corona Hospitals in Mumbai as a way to battle the warfare in opposition to Coronavirus.