Migrant workers from other states trying to return to their homes wait for transportation at Vastral metro rail station in Ahmedabad. India sees no respite from the coronavirus caseload at a time when the two-month-old lockdown across the country is set to end on Sunday.
A man distribute Kheer, a sweet dish to homeless people on Eid al-Fitr in Ahmedabad. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.
Airport staff disinfect Sardar Patel International Airport, during the fourth phase of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ahmedabad. India is set to resume its domestic civil aviation operations from May 25.
Migrant workers along with their families wait in queues to board buses to reach a railway station for their onward journey by a special train to their home state Bihar, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ahmedabad.
Migrant workers from other states desperate to return to their homes stand in queue as they wait for transportation to a train station in Ahmedabad. Tens of thousands of migrant workers have been returning from big cities to their villages after losing jobs because of a countrywide lockdown imposed in late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
A policeman wields his baton to disperse protesting migrant workers, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ahmedabad. The migrants were demanding a means of transport to travel to their native places in Bihar.
Lunch boxes are placed in queue to receive food as people rest in shade during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in Ahmedabad. The lockdown that began March 25 sent an exodus of workers from its huge informal sector fleeing the cities to their ancestral homes in the countryside. Economists say unemployment reached 24.7% this week.
Migrants, stranded in different parts of Gujarat, arrive to board a special train to Odisha during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at a railway station in Ahmedabad.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria (C) and Dr Manish Sureja visit Civil hospital to meet doctors and give them advice on COVID-19 treatment, in Ahmedabad. Gujarat is the second most affected state due to COVID-19 after Maharashtra.
Hira Ali carries his physically disabled brother Muslim Ali on his back as they wait to board a special train to return to Agra in Uttar Pradesh state, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus, at a railway station in Ahmedabad.
Police officials appeal to protesting migrant workers to maintain calm at Diamond Bourse construction site, during the nationwide lockdown in Surat. Hundreds of stranded migrant workers in Gujarat’s Surat city stage a protest demanding that they should be allowed to return their native states.
Policemen wearing personal protective equipment use hand sanitizer during lockdown to control the spread of the new coronavirus in Ahmedabad. India is one of the most crowded places on Earth, a nation where social distancing is impossible for millions.
Women stand in painted circles and maintain social distancing to collect face masks, gloves and hand sanitizers, distributed by Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel during a nationwide lockdown to control the spreading of coronavirus, in Ahmedabad.