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Govt may continue with containment measures in Dharavi till the curve flattens: Maharashtra Medical Council

Updated : April 28, 2020 06:54 PM IST

As Asia's biggest slum had emerged as the biggest challenge for authorities to fight COVID-19, Maharashtra Medical Council on Tuesday said the state may continue with the containment measures in Mumbai's Dharavi till the coronavirus curve flattens.

In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, Dr Shivkumar Utture, president, said that maintaining social distancing is almost impossible in Dharavi as it's home to around 9 lakh people living in an area of just about 2 square kilometres

According to Utture, almost 47,000 people were examined, 4,000 were quarantined and 450 underwent swab test and 83 have tested positive.
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