India Tries to Stem Migrant Worker Exodus Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Ali Corbett

NEW DELHI—India scrambled to squelch an exodus of desperate migrant personnel from its metropolitan areas, warning they could be despatched to quarantine camps and assuring that food stuff and other staples would be offered for individuals who have missing employment.

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the have to have to comply with the nationwide lockdown to gradual the spread of the coronavirus, he acknowledged the load the shutdown of non-important organizations and obligatory social distancing is having on livelihoods, particularly for the poor.

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