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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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Health workers take swab sample from migrant workers, who had left for their hometown during the nationwide lockdown, for COVID-19 testing after arriving at Anand Vihar Railway station, in New Delhi.

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Migrant workers, who had left for their hometown during the nationwide lockdown, look for transport to reach the local destination after arriving at Anand Vihar 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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Workers who returned to their native state Jharkhand due to COVID-19 pandemic queue up at Birsa Munda International Airport to catch flights for the cities of their work places during Unlock 3, in Ranchi.

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Migrant workers return to the national capital from various parts of the country in search of employment, in New Delhi.

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Labourers carrying their belongings arrive from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi

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Labourers carrying their belongings arrive from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi

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Labourers carrying their belongings arrive from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

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Labourers look for transport to reach the local destination after arriving from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

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Labourers look for transport to reach the local destination after arriving from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

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Labourers look for transport to reach the local destination after arriving from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

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Labourers look for transport to reach the local destination after arriving from Uttar Pradesh, during Unlock 3.0, at Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

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Labourers from Uttar Pradesh carrying their belongings arrive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal for local travel, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi. Workers from various states have returned to their workplace to resume working amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Migrants from Rajasthan and West Bengal wait to board a Shramik train at Chennai Central Railway Station, during Unlock 2.0, in Chennai.

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Migrant workers and their families, who had left for their hometown in UP during the nationwide lockdown, queue for screening on their return as they arrive at a railway station in Ahmedabad.

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Migrants arrive at Prayagraj airport via special flight from Mumbai arranged by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Migrants from Chhattisgarh gather for registration and medical certificates to return to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jammu.

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Migrants take refuge in a school while waiting for transport to reach their native places in different states, during the fifth phase of nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants arrive from Ernakulam (Kerela) at Hatia Railway Station to reach their native places, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Migrants from Chattisgarh who are stranded due to lockdown, make a plea to the officials outside District Collector's office to arrange transport for them to reach their native places, in Amritsar.

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Migrants traveling from Gaziabad by Shramik special train arrive at Danapur railway station, during ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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Migrant workers from West Bengal state, wait after queueing up overnight on a roadside pavement to register for home bound trains in Kochi, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

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Migrant workers and their family members stand in a queue as they wait at Dr Ambedkar Stadium for the buses to return to their native places, in New Delhi.

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Migrants in a queue to board a bus for Amritsar Railway Station to leave for their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants wait to board buses to reach their native place outside Howrah Station, during the 4th phase of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Migrants, not adhering to social distancing norm, board a train at Danapur railway station, during ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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Migrants walk along a road on NH-24 to reach their native places, during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Ghaziabad.

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Migrants traveling to West Bengal show their medical certificates before boarding a bus to the railway station, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, at Yamuna Sports Complex in New Delhi.

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Migrants traveling from Jaipur arrive at Burdwan Station by a special train, during the fourth phase of COVID 19 nationwide lockdown, in Burdwan district.

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Migrants shift to a shelter home in a village before leaving for their native places in special buses, arranged by the Rajasthan government, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Jaipur.

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Migrants walk along a platform after deboarding a special train at Charbagh railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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Prakash, a migrant worker with his family carry their belongings on a rickshaw as they travel to reach their home in Motihari, during the nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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Migrants, who have arrived from Surat in Gujarat, walk to board buses to reach their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A migrant feeds his child before boarding a bus for Ludhiana to travel to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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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.

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Buses parked outside the Maraudhi railway station to take migrant labourers to their hometowns, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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Migrant workers hold their flight tickets to Patna (Bihar), scheduled at 6 AM on Thursday, bought by Pappan Singh, their employer and a Delhi farmer, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi. The migrants who planned to go home in April, can’t believe that they are going to their villages in Samastipur by plane instead of walking or cycling thousands of kilometres, or scrambling for a seat on a bus or train.

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Migrants wait inside a school at Aram Bagh area before boarding buses to their native places in UP, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants travel in a truck to reach their destination, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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Migrants keep their luggage to reserve their spot in a queue, while they sit under shade, before boarding a bus to the railway station, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Surat.

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Migrants wearing face masks put up in a stadium before boarding trains to their native places in UP, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants wait for their medical checkup before boarding a train to reach their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Vasai in Mumbai.

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An official of Indian Bank hands over a demand draft of Rs 30,000 to Jyoti Kumari, who rode a bicycle with her injured father from Gurugram to reach her native place, in Darbhanga. Indian bank has also undertaken to sponsor her education for pursuing higher studies.

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Migrants, from Bihar, sit in a queue before heading to their native places during a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants stand in a queue on a hot sunny day at Lalgarh Junction to board a special train to Bihar, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bikaner.

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A migrant woman gets emotional while boarding a bus for Amritsar Railway Station to leave for her native place in Bihar, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants wait to get medically screened before boarding a train for their native places in Bihar, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants wait to board buses to reach a railway station for their onward journey by trains to their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Surat.

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Migrant workers from Bihar wait for the BMTC buses to reach a railway station for their onward journey by a train to their native places, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Bengaluru.

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Stranded migrant labourers stand in a queue to receive food from volunteers as they take shelter under a flyover after leaving a quarantine facility, during the fourth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Vijayawada.

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A worker sorts sleeper train tickets arranged by UP government for migrants travelling to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ghaziabad.

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Migrant workers wait to board a bus to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai.

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KPCC President D K Shivakumar visits the Palace ground as stranded people wait before their journey by a special train to reach their native places, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Migrants wait to board buses to a railway station as they travel to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Surat.

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Ajit Lochin Mishra (C), a migrant worker, takes part in volunteering services inside a bus carrying migrants to a railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants, not adhering to social distancing norms, arrive at Danapur railway station to board a train to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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Migrants leave Yamuna Sports Complex, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Volunteers distribute fruits among stranded students and migrants at Palace ground before they board a special train to reach their native places, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Stranded students and migrants arrive at Palace ground before they board a special train to reach their native places, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bengaluru.

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Ajit Lochin Mishra (L), a migrant worker, takes part in volunteering services during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. Mishra came to Yamuna Sports Complex last month hoping to return to his native place in Jharkhand, but after seeing the condition of other migrant workers he decided to stay back and enrolled as a volunteer at the shelter home.

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Migrants leave Yamuna Sports Complex, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants stand in a queue to board buses, to travel to their native places, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Varanasi Cantt Station.

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Migrants arrive for their medical test at Suncity before boarding a train to Odisha, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Vasai. The authorities sent back migrants who belong to UP due to no train facility to their native places.

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Migrants from Uttar Pradesh leave from Suncity due to no train facility to their native places following only one train was going to Odisha, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Vasai.

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A railway employee refills water bottles of migrants sitting in a train to reach their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jabalpur

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Migrant workers, hailing from Jharkhand, arrive along with their bicycles at the railway station to board a special train for their native state, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Jodhpur.

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A migrant registers to travel to his native place in Bihar, during the fourth phase of the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Habibganj Railway Station in Bhopal.

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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.

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Migrants put their belongings on a pavement to reserve their spot as they wait under a flyover to enter a night shelter on a hot summer day at West Vinod Nagar, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in East Delhi.

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Migrants wait to board a special train to reach their native places in Manipur, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown at Habibganj Railway Station in Bhopal.

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Migrants wait to board buses to the Borivali Railway Station on a hot summer day, as part of their journey to their native places during the fourth phase of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai.

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A migrant woman with her twin babies boards the Shramik Special train as she leaves for her native place, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Jabalpur.

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A man distributes banana to migrant workers during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in East Delhi.

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Migrants board buses to reach their native places after arriving from various states by special train, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Patna.

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Migrant workers from UP and Bihar wait at Bandra Terminus to board a special train for their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Migrant workers lodged at a camp by the Uttar Pradesh government, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Dadri in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

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Migrant workers wait in a queue while being lodged at a camp by the Uttar Pradesh government, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Dadri in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

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Migrant workers wait in a queue while being lodged at a camp by the Uttar Pradesh government, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Dadri in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

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Migrants from various states wait to board a train at Danapur station to reach their destination, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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Migrant workers wait in a queue while being lodged at a camp by the Uttar Pradesh government, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Dadri in Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

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UP Roadways buses parked at DND toll plaza to carry migrants to their native places, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Noida.

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Migrants stand in queue to collect food as they wait beneath a flyover after they were stopped by police, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Delhi-UP border in New Delhi.

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A migrant family rides a cart towards Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kurali.

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Migrants from Lucknow wait to board 'Shramik Special' train to reach their native places at Panvel Railway Station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai.

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Migrants board a truck to travel to Murshidabad on NH-12, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Santipur in Nadia district.

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Police officers help a woman to a queue outside a railway station to catch a train to return to her home state, in Mumbai.

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Migrants board a DTC bus, after police ordered to send them back to a night shelter, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Delhi-UP border, in New Delhi.

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UP Police personnel stop migrants from walking towards Uttar Pradesh, at Delhi-UP border during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Migrants keep their luggage to reserve their spot in a queue, while they sit under shade, before boarding a train to Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaks on the crisis involving migrant labourers amid the coronavirus lockdown in the country, in New Delhi.

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Migrants gather outside Dharavi slums to take buses to reach a railway station and board a special train to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Migrants board a bus at Botanical Garden for railway station, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Noida.

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Migrants board a tempo to reach their destination, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Patna.

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A policeman tries to control migrants, not adhering to social distancing norms, gathered to get medically screened before boarding a train to Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Policemen stand guard near a closed gate as migrants, not adhering to social distancing norms, gather to get medically screened before boarding a train to Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants stand in queues to board buses at Majiwada junction to travel to their native places, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Thane.

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Migrant workers who have been unable to return to their home states in north India sit wearing masks at a town square during lockdown in Kochi, In the southern Indian state of Kerala. The number of coronavirus cases in India has surged past 100,000, with most of the cases being in major cities. But rural villages across India are also seeing an increase in cases with the return of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who left cities and towns where they were abandoned by their employers after having toiled for years building homes and roads.

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Migrant workers wait outside a railway station hoping to be able to return to their home states, in Mumbai.

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Migrants rest under a truck on NH-60 near Illambazar while waiting to travel back to their native places in Jharkhand, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Birbhum district.

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