[/news/india/index.html India]'s largest slum is winning the war on [/news/coronavirus/index.html coronavirus] - despite its narrow and congested streets making social distancing and tarvelzone.hpage.com home isolation impossible - following an army of testers and a field hospital funded by Bollywood stars.
Mumbai's sprawling Dharavi has recorded just 82 deaths thanks to its aggressive strategy that focused on 'chasing the virus, instead of waiting for disaster'.
That is a mere fraction of Mumbai's more than 4,500 fatalities.
Home to one million residents across just 1.3 square miles of land, dozens of people sleep in a single room and hundreds use same public toilet.
Healthcare workers check the body temperature of residents during free coronavirus screenings
Medical staff wearing PPE take the temperature reading of a man as they conduct a door-to-door medical screenings
With infections rising fast and fewer than 50,000 people checked for symptoms, officials needed to move quickly.
Above, a healthcare worker checks the body temperature of a woman during a screening
An initial plan to conduct door-to-door screenings was abandoned after Mumbai's searing heat and humidity left medical workers feeling suffocated
Home to one million residents across just 1.3 square miles of land, dozens of people sleep in a single room and hundreds use same public toilet (file photo)
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox news" data-version="2" id="mol-8f807140-bb87-11ea-ad92-030946a6defa" website ghetto records just 82 Covid-19 deaths compared to city's 4.500