Workers disinfect a statue of Indian Sikh independence activist Shaheed Udham Singh in Amritsar as a precaution against the coronavirus. Photo: AFP Workers disinfect a statue of Indian Sikh independence activist Shaheed Udham Singh in Amritsar as a precaution against the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Workers disinfect a statue of Indian Sikh independence activist Shaheed Udham Singh in Amritsar as a precaution against the coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: 94,000 returnees to haunt Punjab, land of India’s migrant workers

  • One in 10 households in the Indian state of Punjab counts among its members a non-resident Indian working overseas
  • The state set alarm bells ringing when it announced 94,000 had recently returned, from Covid-19 hotspots including the US, UK, Spain and Italy

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Workers disinfect a statue of Indian Sikh independence activist Shaheed Udham Singh in Amritsar as a precaution against the coronavirus. Photo: AFP Workers disinfect a statue of Indian Sikh independence activist Shaheed Udham Singh in Amritsar as a precaution against the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Workers disinfect a statue of Indian Sikh independence activist Shaheed Udham Singh in Amritsar as a precaution against the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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