Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai records first COVID-19 death

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.

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