The narrow lanes inside the slum in east Mumbai where Swati Patil lives flood every year during the monsoon season of July and August.
"Even if it rains for half an hour, we have waterlogging," says Patil, 46.
Homes remain inundated for days and many people pile all their belongings on beds floating in the water, she says. Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria dengue as well as water-borne diseases like typhoid and leptospirosis are common. But these aren't the only obstacles.
This monsoon season, Patil and her neighbors have one more thing to fear: the coronavirus.