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Hit By COVID-19 Lockdown, Migrant Workers Walk Home

Thousands of migrant workers are leaving the national capital after the Centre announced a three-week nationwide lockdown from March 25 to stem the spread of coronavirus. With no sight of work in the coming days and no interstate buses or trains working, they are heading back home on foot.

March 27, 2020

90-year-old Kajodi walks afoot from Delhi towards her village in Rajasthan.

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A group of daily wage labourers on Noida-Greater Noida expressway walk back to their homes after the Centre announced a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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Thousands of migrant workers and daily wage earners, who have been rendered jobless after the lockdown, are leaving the national capital.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Stranded after the lockdown, these workers are walking back to their villages and towns from their places of work hundreds of kilometers away.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

With no sight of work and bread in the coming days and with no interstate buses or trains available, they are heading back home on foot.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Women and migrant workers have been worst hit by the lockdown.

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The Noida-Greater Noida expressway is marked with people walking afoot, carrying their little ones on their shoulders.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

Daily wage workers walk along an expressway hoping to reach their homes, hundreds of miles away, as the city comes under lockdown.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

The lockdown has suddenly left thousands of workers in the unorganized sector without any jobs.

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Women walk back home after the Centre announced a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Photo by Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook

A man carrying his ration after the Centre announced a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus at Delhi-Faridabad Road.

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A group of daily wage labourers on NH24 walk back to their homes after the Centre announced a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Photo by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

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