Maharashtra takes steps to protect homeless population during epidemic

In the aftermath of India’s COVID-19 lockdown, specific groups have emerged as particularly vulnerable to the economic and social consequences of this preventive action. One key group among these are the homeless, who are forced to occupy public spaces and utilise shared facilities, face hunger and are subject to reprisals for violating social distancing. This article outlines Mumbai’s action plan for protecting its 2 lakh homeless from being exposed to Covid-19, and addressing their needs in a time of crisis.

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