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Centre praises BMC as Dharavi's Covid-19 growth rate falls to 1%

The BMC faced several challenges in Dharavi where 80 per cent of the population depends on community toilets

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The BMC adopted a model of actively following the four T’s – tracing, tracking, testing and treating, the ministry said

Press Trust of India Mumbai
The Centre praised the Mumbai civic body on Sunday for “actively” chasing the novel coronavirus in Dharavi, saying proactive measures reduced the growth rate of the infection in Asia’s largest slum to 1.02 per cent in June from 12 per cent in April.
The Union Health Ministry also lauded the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for ensuring a steep decline of daily Covid-19 cases in Dharavi from an average of 43 in May to 19 in the third week of June.
 
Through a pre-emptive, proactive, and graded response policy, the Centre is taking several steps along with the states and Union territories

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First Published: Jun 22 2020 | 1:33 AM IST

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