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WHO lauds Dharavi model's success in breaking COVID-19 transmission chain

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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke of Dharavi in Mumbai during a media briefing on Friday.
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Tedros Adhanom Tedros Adhanom Director-General of the World Health Organization, former Minister in Ethiopia

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Dharavi Dharavi Neighbourhood in Mumbai City, Maharashtra, India

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COVID-19: Maharashtra reports 10,576 new cases [Video]

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