Two new COVID-19 cases in Dharavi; slum area tally rises to 9

Mumbai, Apr 8 () Two more persons tested positivefor coronavirus in Dharavi area on Wednesday, taking the totalnumber of such cases in the densely-populated slum area ofMumbai to nine, a civic official said.

Among the new patients are a 25-year-old man fromMukund Nagar locality and a 35-year-old man from Dhanwadachawl, he said.

The patient from Mukund Nagar was a high risk contactof a 49-year-old man, who earlier tested positive forcoronavirus, and was kept at a quarantine facility, he said.

"Contact tracing is underway in Dhanwada chawl (whereanother new case has been reported)," the official said,adding they are going to seal the area as per the protocol.Advertisement

Dharavi is one of the biggest slums in Asia wherenearly 15 lakh people live in small shanties, making it one ofthe most congested areas of the metropolis. KKGK GK