Migrant workers arriving from neighbouring states queue for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi. Photo: Bloomberg
Migrant workers arriving from neighbouring states queue for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi. Photo: Bloomberg

India coronavirus: migrant workers returning to cities confront grim reality of lockdown

  • India is approaching 3 million coronavirus infections. Accordingly, local and regional governments have been reluctant to allow normal business to resume
  • It means many workers face a dire choice between life in their villages and hometowns where there are few jobs and eking out an income in bigger cities

Migrant workers arriving from neighbouring states queue for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi. Photo: Bloomberg
Migrant workers arriving from neighbouring states queue for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi. Photo: Bloomberg
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