How Asia's biggest slum contained the coronavirus

In Mumbai’s famous Dharavi slum, the impracticality of social distancing has been overcome with an intensive community response to bring an earlier COVID-19 outbreak under control through the use of “fever camps” and intensive screening and quarantines. The aggressive testing and tracing to isolate infected people centers on camps where hundreds of thousands have been screened. Free food for an out-of-work population has served as a draw, with slum residents eagerly volunteering for screening in order to gain access to food and other services. As a result, the virus' spread was greatly slowed.

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