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The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its Twitter handle has praised Mission Dharavi’s efforts to contain the outbreak of coronavirus in the city. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that despite being Asia’s largest slum with a population density of 2.27 lakh per sqkm, Dharavi has managed to bring down the spread of coronavirus cases in the area. He further added that the virus can be chased only through aggressive action combined with national unity and global solidarity.

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Later on, the Mumbai Civic body thanked WHO for acknowledging their community efforts and promised to continue their initiatives till they beat COVID-19 completely.

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Dharavi was a hot spot in June, but since July the number of new cases has dropped. The total number of cases in Dharavi now stands at 2359, with 166 active cases.