A day after the World Well being Organisation lauded Mumbai’s Dharavi for breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday congratulated all these answerable for the achievement.
At a digital press convention on Friday, WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned Dharavi, amongst different locations on the earth, is an instance that reveals that even when the outbreak could be very intense, it might nonetheless be introduced underneath management.
“A powerful give attention to group engagement and the fundamentals of testing, tracing, isolating and treating all these which might be sick is essential to breaking the chains of transmission and suppressing the virus,” he mentioned.
In a tweet in Hindi, Mr Gandhi mentioned, “The WHO has praised our nation’s Dharavi mannequin for stopping the unfold of coronavirus an infection. All the staff answerable for this achievement of Dharavi, particularly the residents, deserve applause.”
Unfold over an space of two.5 sq. kilometres, Dharavi is likely one of the world’s largest slums. It has a inhabitants of 6,50,000.
In April, the doubling charge of COVID-19 instances in Dharavi was 18 days, it progressively improved to 43 days in Might and slowed all the way down to 108 and 430 days in June and July, respectively, in response to official information.
As many as 2,359 COVID-19 instances have been recorded in Dharavi to this point, whereas 1,952 sufferers have recovered.
At current, there are solely 166 lively instances in Dharavi.