NEW DELHI, India
The rise in the number of COVID-19 or coronavirus cases in Asia’s largest urban slum in the heart of India’s commercial capital Mumbai is giving sleepless nights to authorities.
One of the densely populated areas in the world, where seven million people live in an area of 2.1 square kilometers (0.81 square miles), it is becoming impossible to enforce social distancing. Local leaders believe that poor sanitation, open drains and inadequate health facilities rampant in the area are all a recipe for an imminent disaster.
The slum has so far reported nine infected cases and one death. While most