Coronavirus: Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case Reported In Mumbai’s Dharavi (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
In Mumbai’s Dharavi, the second case of novel coronavirus was reported on Thursday. This comes a day after a 46-year-old resident of Mumbai’s Dharavi area, who was contracted with coronavirus (COVID-19), passed away. It is to be noted that Mumbai's Dharavi is the largest slum in Asia.
The Dharavi’s resident death on Wednesday prompted the local civic body i.e. BMC to seal his house. However, the other 7 residents of the house have been home quarantined. The test of all seven has been performed and report will out soon.
“The man, who lived in a building constructed under the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme, had no foreign travel history,” PTI quoted a health official of BMC as saying.
“The police faced stone-pelting as they tried to disperse a crowd that had gathered in the area after learning about the man's death. A group of persons started arguing with policemen and some of them started throwing stones. Nobody was injured in the incident. The police registered a case against unidentified persons,” he added.
Mumbai, which has so far recorded over 180 coronavirus cases, is among the COVID-19 hotspots identified by the government. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra has reached 335 with 16 people dead.
It is to be noted that India saw the biggest single-day rise in the number of COVID-19 cases with more than 400 new cases being confirmed on Wednesday. According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India climbed to 1,965 in the country, while the death toll rose to 50.
PM Modi had on Tuesday last week announced a complete 21-day lockdown in the country to stop further spread of coronavirus outbreak. After this, all the domestic and international flights services were suspended. Also, the Indian Railways suspended the passenger trains till April 14, 2020.
It is worth mentioning here that the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, has claimed thousands of lives across the world. Over 9 lakh people have been infected with the coronavirus across the globe, with the global death toll rising to 45,719. With no known cure so far for the coronavirus, the deadly disease has become a major issue for the entire world.