Dharavi slum: a ticking bomb for COVID-19

A man bathes in the Dharavi slum during the government-imposed nationwide lockdown. The slum is home to an estimated one million people and is a ticking time bomb for coronavirus.

With only a handful of people tested so far in the country’s biggest slum, fears are growing that “Mission Dharavi” – a term coined by officials working there – may not prevent the virus from raging across the densely packed neighbourhood.