Migrant Workers in Delhi head home due to fear of lockdown
Several migrant workers were seen heading back to their hometowns amid fears of another lockdown because of the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi.
“Delhi is witnessing a sharp rise in COVID cases. Due to this, a night curfew has been imposed in the city. The government will likely impose a lockdown soon. Hence, my family and I are going back to Jharkhand,” said a roadside vendor.
“My family and I are going back to our village… We will come back when the situation normalises,” chimed in another migrant worker.
On April 6, the Delhi government imposed a night curfew in the national capital from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. Delhi also reported 5,506 fresh COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths within the last 24 hours.
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