Limited Access to Clean Water Among India's Poor Spawns Coronavirus Concerns

NickOttensNickOttens Community ManagerBarcelona, SpainPosts: 878 admin
@Vesa shared this with me; I think the rest of the community would be interested as well. It underlines the urgency of our prize:
Experts say keeping hands clean is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus, in addition to social distancing. But for India’s homeless and urban poor who live in thousands of slums across major cities and towns, maintaining good hygiene can be nearly impossible.

About 160 million — more than the population of Russia — of India’s 1.3 billion people don’t have access to clean water. That could leave impoverished Indians like Rajput and his family at risk during the virus outbreak.

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