India is, unfortunately, witnessing a rerun of last year’s events. Migrant workers have started returning to their home states fearing another lockdown. Hundreds and thousands of migrants were seen flocking back to the native places after enforcement of curfew and lockdown in some states to curtail the spread of Covid-19. However, addressing the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged migrant workers to stay where they are. The PM assured them that their livelihood will not be affected by the pandemic and that they will soon be vaccinated against Covid-19.
A migrant's family from Bihar waits for port at roadside after announcement of complete lockdown in New Delhi for 6 days due to surge in coronavirus cases.
Surat: Migrants wait to board buses to their native places, as coronavirus cases surge in Surat.
Ranchi: Migrants walk on road after their arrival from Chhattisgarh via-Raipur, in Ranchi for their native places in Jharkhand.
Patna: Migrants arriving from New Delhi by a special train, amid rise in coronavirus cases across the country.