Hunger, unemployment and uncertainty over aid and healthcare – that’s life for millions of India’s poor. But as a lockdown is imposed, the threat of COVID-19 has become more dangerous. In India, what is known as Asia’s largest slum – Dharavi reports its first coronavirus death. CGTN’s Ravinder Bawa reports.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.