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The Swachh Bharat Mission won’t work in Covid times unless it is equipped with wastewater management, better infrastructure and protects sanitation workers better.
Practising social distancing and staying home to fight the coronavirus is not possible for migrant workers without housing security.
Digital platforms have the potential to disseminate accurate information that is required to fight the stigma around Covid-19 disease.
In Covid, India needs to develop gender-responsive strategies to strengthen public health preparedness, which do not de-prioritise health needs of women.
Community based organisations have mounted Covid-19 responses by supporting quarantine facilities and providing hygiene kits in their areas.
Government should provide WASH services in informal settlements during the Covid-19 pandemic as they lack the infrastructure to fight this pandemic.
Water and sanitation concerns of Indian slums need to be addressed in the fight against coronavirus, otherwise it can have a nationwide impact.