Covid-19 Updates: Mumbai bans entry of outsiders in Dharavi

Considering the outbreak of coronavirus in Maharashtra, authorities have today sealed COVID-19 hotspots in the Dharavi area of Mumbai. On Wednesday, five more people tested positive in Dharavi slum, bringing the total number of coronavirus patients in that area to thirteen per week. Two deaths in Asia's biggest slum has been confirmed.


by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 09, 2020 15:20 IST

Tags: India Corona
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First Covid-19 case identified in Worli Koliwada


Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned all markets for vegetables and fruit, hawkers and sellers in containment or buffer zones in Dharavi following coronavirus outbreaks. Only the medical outlets were permitted to operate in that area.

The first COVID-19 case was identified on April 1, in Worli Koliwada (WK) in one of Mumbai's Dharavi area. Dharavi is one of Asia's largest slums, with about 15 lakh people living there.

From Mumbai today as many as 143 fresh cases were registered bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 1,297. Maharashtra was the only state in the country that had reported more than 1,000 events. Around 85 percent of the total cases from the Metropolitan Region of Mumbai (MMR) and the district of Pune have been confirmed. In the state, as many as 72 people died from infection with coronavirus. Authorities made wearing masks compulsory at Mumbai on Wednesday.

  • Mahim Fatak

  • Andhra Valley Road

  • Dharavi Main Road

  • Dharavi Cross Road

  • Matunga Labour Camp

  • Sant Rohidas Marg

  • T.H.Katariya Marg

  • A.K.G. Nagar

  • Madina Nagar

  • Chitranagari

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