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Migrants wait to board trains at Katpadi Railway Station, in anticipation of a lockdown due to surge in coronavirus cases in Vellore district.

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Migrants board buses to leave for their native places amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, at National Highway 48 in Gurugram.

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Migrants walk on road after their arrival from Chhattisgarh via-Raipur, in Ranchi for their native places in Jharkhand, amid rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, in Ranchi.

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Migrants arriving from New Delhi by a special train, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Patna.

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Migrants going to their native places due to COVID-induced lockdown, as coronavirus cases surge in Noida.

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Migrants going to their native places due to COVID-induced lockdown, as coronavirus cases surge in Noida.

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Migrant workers wait for transportation as they leave for their respective villages following a six-day lockdown put into place to control the rising cases of coronavirus infections, in New Delhi.

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Migrants wait to board buses to their native places, as coronavirus cases surge in Surat.

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A migrants' family from Bihar waits for port at roadside during complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases in New Delhi.

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Migrants board buses as they travel to their native places, amid a surge in coronavirus cases countrywide, in Kanpur.

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Migrants board a train as they travel to their native places, amid a surge in coronavirus cases countrywide, in Kanpur.

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Migrants wait to board a bus after UP Government imposed restrictions in view of surge in coronavirus cases, at Alambagh Bus Station in Lucknow.

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Migrants wait to board a bus after UP Government imposed restrictions in view of surge in coronavirus cases, at Alambagh Bus Station in Lucknow.

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Migrants at Kaushambi Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

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Migrants wait to board trains to their native places during COVID-induced lockdown to curb the recent spike in coronavirus cases, at NDLS Station in New Delhi.

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Migrants prepare to leave the city after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, at Kaushambi Bus Terminal in Ghaziabad.

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Migrants prepare to leave the city after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, at Kaushambi Bus Terminal in Ghaziabad.

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Family members of migrants wait to board buses to their native states after spending previous night at the Kaushambi Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases in Kaushambi.

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Family members of migrants wait to board buses to their native states after spending previous night at the Kaushambi Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

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Passengers sit on the roof of a over crowded bus after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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Passengers arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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Passengers arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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Passengers sit on the roof of a over crowded bus after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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Passengers sit on the roof of an over crowded bus at Anand Vihar Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in New Delh.

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Migrants arrive at Kaushambi Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

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Migrants arrive at Kaushambi Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

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Migrant workers arrive at Kaushambi Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in Kaushambi district.

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Migrants arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal after Delhi Government announced complete lockdown for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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Migrants, waiting to board outstation trains to go their native place at Aluva Railway station, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Kochi.

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Passengers coming out from Charbagh railway station during weekend lockdown imposed in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases across the country, in Lucknow.

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A Health worker, collects swab sample of a migrant arriving from Maharashtra at a COVID-19 testing counter, amid rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, at Patna railway station.

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Migrant workers board interstate buses for Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar, as cases of Covid-19 rise in the NCR region, in Gurugram.

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Migrants arriving from Maharashtra by special train outside Hatia railway station, amid the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, in Ranchi.

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Migrants undergo thermal screening process after arriving from Maharashtra by special train at Hatia Railway Station, amid the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, in Ranchi.

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Migrants at Secunderabad railway station to board trains for their native place, fearing another lockdown during Covid-19 pandemic, in Hyderabad.

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Migrant workers stand in a queue to board outstation train to go their native place at Panvel Railway Station, amid rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Navi Mumbai.

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Migrant workers board interstate buses for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as cases of Covid-19 rise in the NCR region, in Gurugram.

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Passengers stand in a queue at a ticket counter to board buses for their native place, after authorities announced weekend curfew, amid surge in coronavirus cases across the country, at Sindhi camp bus stand in Jaipur.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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A Health worker, collect swab sample of migrants arriving from Maharashtra at a COVID-19 testing counter, amid rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, at Patna railway station in Patna.

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Migrants, comming from Maharashtra, in an overcrowded coach of a train at Bhopal railway station.

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Migrant workers at Thane railway station to board outstation trains for their native place, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Thane.

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Passengers stand in a queue outside the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.

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Migrants arriving from Maharashtra stand in a queue at Patna Junction to undergo COVID-19 testing, as coronavirus cases spike countrywide, in Patna.

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Migrants board buses for their native places amid surge in COVID-19 cases, at Jhakakati Bus Stand in Kanpur.

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Migrant workers board buses to leave for their native places, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, at National Highway 48, near Rajiv Chowk, in Gurugram.

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Passengers arrive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, as coronavirus cases surge across the national capital, in New Delhi.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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A police officer tries to control a crowd waiting to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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A police officer tries to control people waiting to catch trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in queues to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai. India is experiencing its worst pandemic surge, with average daily infections exceeding 143,000 over the past week.

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Passengers stand outside the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.

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Passengers stand outside the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.

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Migrants arriving from Maharashtra rest outside Patna Junction, as coronavirus cases spike countrywide, in Patna.

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Migrants arriving from Maharashtra stand in a queue at Patna Junction to undergo COVID-19 testing, as coronavirus cases spike countrywide, in Patna.

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Passengers gather at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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Policemen try to control the crowd as people wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand in a queue to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.

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Passengers gather at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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Migrants arrive from Maharashtra at Patna Railway Station, as coronavirus cases surge across the country, in Patna.

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Migrant workers catch buses to leave for their native places, amid surge in COVID-19 cases, in Gurugram.

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Passengers gather at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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Passengers gather at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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A policeman tried to control the crowd as people arrive to board trains at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai. India is reporting a surge in infections, which according to experts is due in part to growing disregard for social distancing and mask-wearing in public spaces.

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With new curbs, migrants consider going home, fear of stopping trains, as the covid 19 drives them to leave the city of dreams at Bandra Terminus, Mumbai.

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With new curbs, migrants consider going home, fear of stopping trains, as the covid 19 drives them to leave the city of dreams at Bandra Terminus, Mumbai.

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Migrants from Maharashtra arrived at Patna railway station to go to their native place,amid rise in Covid-19 cases across the country in Patna.

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People wait for buses to leave for their native places, after surge in COVID-19 cases, in Nagpur.

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Migrants board a train to leave for their home states, amid rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, at Jalandhar City railway station.

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People migrating back to their native places due to Corona outbreak and afraid of lockdown again, in New Delhi.

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People migrating back to their native places due to Corona outbreak and afraid of lockdown again, in New Delhi.

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People migrating back to their native places due to Corona outbreak and afraid of lockdown again, in New Delhi.

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People migrating back to their native places due to Corona outbreak and afraid of lockdown again, in New Delhi.

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People migrating back to their native places due to Corona outbreak and afraid of lockdown again, in New Delhi.

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Migrant workers wait for bus along the Nashik highway to leave for their home states after surge in coronavirus cases, in Thane.

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Labourers from Maharashtra arrive at Birsa Munda International Airport to reach their native places, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Ranchi.

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Migrant workers from Kolkata board a train in large numbers amid rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, at Trichy railway junction.

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No story of the lockdown is complete without the mention of the migrant labourers’ crisis. Suddenly without jobs or roof over their heads many of them faced uncertainties like never before.

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Thousand of migrant labourers like these women were forced to walk back to their villages from where they worked in the cities.

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Migrant workers participated at a candlelight march in memory of the workers who lost their life during covid 19 lockdown at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Migrant workers participated at a candlelight march in memory of the workers who lost their life during covid 19 lockdown at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Migrant workers participated at a candlelight march in memory of the workers who lost their life during covid 19 lockdown at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Migrant laborers wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus leave for work in Kochi.

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Migrant laborers wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait for work in Kochi, Kerala state. The southern state, which had previously been hailed as a blueprint for tackling the virus now accounts for nearly half of India's current COVID-19 cases.

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Police and locals near the accident site where a truck ran over migrant labourers near Surat. At least fifteen workers from Rajasthan have died in the incident.

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The blistered foot of a migrant labourer during the Covid lockdown in the summer of 2020

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A police vehicle patrols as migrant workers wait for work in Mumbai.

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Migrant workers from other states wait for work in Mumbai, Maharashtra state.

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Migrant laborers from other states looking for work gather on a street on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Migrant laborers from other states looking for work gather under a flyover in the morning in Jammu.

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Delhi migrant worker preparing food

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Migrant workers, returning from their native places, stand in queues to get tested for COVID- 19 after they arrived in Thane

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Migrants workers wait to board buses and reach their workplace in Mumbai, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Thane.

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Migrant workers, returning from their native places, board a bus travelling towards Mumbai, in Thane.

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Migrant workers, returning from their native places, wait to get tested for COVID- 19 as they arrive at Anand Vihar, during unlock 3.0, in New Delhi.

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A migrant worker shows a medical certificate after a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 on his arrival at Anand Vihar station, in New Delhi.

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Returning migrant workers, who tested Covid-19 positive, being shifted to an isolation center at Anand Vihar Railway station in New Delhi.

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Migrant workers, returning from their native places, wait to get tested for COVID- 19 as they arrive at Anand Vihar, during unlock 3.0, in New Delhi.

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