COVID-19 paradox: coronavirus spared the most densely populated place on the planet
In the slums of one of the largest cities in the world of Mumbai, virtually no one was hurt from the pandemic
Coronavirus asks humanity many of the most unexpected questions, the answers to which will have to be sought in the very near future. One of them is contained in the material of the Channel News Asia website, which is devoted to the situation in one of the largest megacities in the world - in Indian Mambai.
In this city, counting with the agglomeration, almost 29 million people live. The population density is 21,665 people / km² (according to this parameter, the city takes the second place in the world after the Philippine Manila).
Moreover, in Mumbai there is the famous Dharavi slum area, where about 1 million people live on an area of just 2.5 square kilometers. Dharavi is the most densely populated place on planet Earth.
The average salary here is from $ 1 to $ 2 per day.
In Dharavi, 1 toilet seat is used by approximately 1,450 people.
The average life expectancy of a Dharavi resident is less than 60 years.
In Dharavi, people are literally sitting on each other's heads, in an atmosphere of complete unsanitary conditions, without any possibility of self-isolation. Here on 10 square meters. meters can live a family of 10 people, and behind the wall of a box from under the refrigerator, another such family lives.
In 4 months of rampant COVID-19 pandemic around the world, the total number of cases of coronavirus infection in the densely populated slums of Dharavi in Mumbai amounted to only 43 people, including four deaths.
Just think: a total of 43 people per 2.5 square meters. km with 1 million inhabitants sitting on each other's heads, with one toilet for 1450 people! No masks, no antiseptics, no social distance ... Where is she, the exhibitor? Where are the mountains of corpses, why does coronavirus not work in the slums of Mumbai?