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Fleeing the lockdown in India

Adnan Abidi, Reuters

Posted at Mar 29 2020 02:33 PM

Fleeing the lockdown in India

Migrant workers are seen inside a crowded bus as they return to their villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Ghaziabad, India on Sunday. With a population of some 1.3 billion, India’s lockdown is the world’s largest and has forced its migrant workers, mostly day laborers, to flee New Delhi on foot back to their villages.