April 21, 2020

COVID-19 a grim reminder for govts to improve sanitation, housing in cities to prevent pandemics; science won't be enough

#COVID19 has exposed the fault lines in our urban infrastructure. Vaidehi Tandel makes a case for city governments to focus delivery of better sanitation and housing conditions on Firstpost.




"The world today looks very different from the world of the 19th and early 20th centuries. And yet, there are parts of the developing world where city-dwellers continue to remain badly served in terms of basic sanitation, drinking water, and decent housing. The current COVID-19 pandemic, and any other epidemics that occur in the future, are likely to wreak havoc in these cramped areas packed with informal housing. As more and more cases are being discovered in these areas, the challenges of isolating individuals and ensuring that standards of hygiene are being met loom large."


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Topic : Transitions / In : OP-EDS
Tags : urban , COVID19
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