The Janta Nagar area of Mumbai's Govandi slums. Photo: Kunal Purohit The Janta Nagar area of Mumbai's Govandi slums. Photo: Kunal Purohit
The Janta Nagar area of Mumbai's Govandi slums. Photo: Kunal Purohit

Coronavirus: how Mumbai’s sprawling slums threaten to become a Covid-19 breeding ground

  • With one toilet per 1,200 people, not enough clean drinking water and outbreaks of drug-resistant tuberculosis, the Govandi slums make health officials nervous
  • Yet fewer than 200 of the area’s 800,000 or so inhabitants have been tested for coronavirus – a shortfall which could be masking its true spread

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Janta Nagar area of Mumbai's Govandi slums. Photo: Kunal Purohit The Janta Nagar area of Mumbai's Govandi slums. Photo: Kunal Purohit
The Janta Nagar area of Mumbai's Govandi slums. Photo: Kunal Purohit
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