'Corona fear': Migrant workers leave Mumbai in jam-packed train fearing lockdown

PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 08:44 AM IST
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  • Trains at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus were seen packed with migrant workers. Migrants were leaving the financial capital as they feared an impending lockdown. This comes amid a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across Maharashtra. “This train will go to Gorakhpur, we're leaving due to the surge in Covid-19 cases,” a migrant said. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has, meanwhile, asked authorities to allay migrants' fear. Mumbai's BMC on Thursday imposed a weekend lockdown in the city until further orders. Maharashtra reported 56,286 fresh Covid cases and 376 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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