A 52-year-old Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conservancy worker became the second person to test positive for COVID-19 in Dharavi on Thursday.
Dharavi reported its first case on Wednesday and the person died the same day.
The second affected person is not a resident of Dharavi but of Worli’s Jijamata Nagar, another Coronavirus hotspot. The man was on duty in Dharavi until Monday when he developed symptoms. He was immediately relieved off duty and his tests came positive on Thursday. He has now been admitted to the Seven Hills hospital. The person’s 23 co-workers have been placed under home quarantine.
“We do not know if the person contracted the virus in Worli or Dharavi. Since the first Dharavi patient was tested positive a week after he developed symptoms, it is possible that the sweeper contracted it in Dharavi. His co-workers are under home quarantine,” said assistant municipal commissioner of G North ward Kiran Dighavkar.
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