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India: COVID-19 Lockdown Puts Poor at Risk

Expand Migrant workers make the journey to their villages on foot following a lockdown amid concern of the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, March 27, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Manish Swarup (New York) – Indian authorities need to urgently adopt measures to protect the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people if COVID-19 containment and relief measures prove inadequate, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 24, 2020, the government announced a three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. The lockdown has already disproportionately hurt marginalized…

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