How Mumbai Became A Global Covid-19 Hotspot
Mail Today|May 16, 2020
File photo of Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visiting Dharavi slums.
Rukmini Sen

With 800 new cases and 40 deaths on Wednesday, Mumbai has emerged as a global hotspot for coronavirus. Hospitals are already functioning at full capacity, and the city will have to brace for worse in the immediate future.

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