Coronavirus in Mumbai: Five more test positive in Dharavi; total reaches 22

Updated: 10 April, 2020 10:37 IST | PTI | Mumbai

The tally in the slum-dominated area of Dharavi in Mumbai has now reached to 22

People make their way along a lane in the Dharavi slums during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Pic/ AFP
People make their way along a lane in the Dharavi slums during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Pic/ AFP

Five more people, including two who returned from the last month's religious gathering at Nizamuddin, have tested positive for coronavirus in Dharavi, taking the tally in the slum-dominated area here to 22, sai BMC officials on Friday. According to the officials, among the five two are women. One of them, aged 29, is the wife of a doctor who tested positive earlier in Vaibhav Nagar, while the other, aged 31, is a resident of the Kalyanwadi locality, they said.

"Two people who figure in the list of police who returned from Markaz (Tablighi Jamaat's event at its nheadquarters in Nizamuddin, Delhi) were also found positive,"
said a senior BMC official.

He said one of them was a resident of Dr Baliga Nagar, while the other is from PMGP colony. "Both were already quarantined at the Rajiv Gandhi sports complex and have been now taken to hospital," he said.

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First Published: 10 April, 2020 10:25 IST

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