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Heartbreaking Photos of Migrants Struggling To Go Home Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

India | News18 | May 29, 2020, 10:50 am
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 Migrant workers from Odisha wait for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers from Odisha wait for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant laborer sleeps while waiting for a train to take him to his home state, outside a railway station in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A migrant laborer sleeps while waiting for a train to take him to his home state, outside a railway station in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers from Odisha wait for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers from Odisha wait for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant labourer sleeps while waiting for a train to transport him to his home state, at a railway station in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A migrant labourer sleeps while waiting for a train to transport him to his home state, at a railway station in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers' families from Odisha wait for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers' families from Odisha wait for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 A child of a migrant worker from Odisha sits cradled by an adult as they for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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A child of a migrant worker from Odisha sits cradled by an adult as they for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 A student waits for a bus to transport her to her village after arriving by train from another state, outside a railway station in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A student waits for a bus to transport her to her village after arriving by train from another state, outside a railway station in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A child cries as family members attend to a woman who met with a minor accident while crossing a road looking for transportation to return to their home state in Orissa, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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A child cries as family members attend to a woman who met with a minor accident while crossing a road looking for transportation to return to their home state in Orissa, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers tend to a family member who met with a minor road accident while crossing a road, as they were attempting to find transportation to return to their home state in Orissa, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers tend to a family member who met with a minor road accident while crossing a road, as they were attempting to find transportation to return to their home state in Orissa, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers rest as they wait for transportation to return to their home states, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers rest as they wait for transportation to return to their home states, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 A child of a migrant worker waits with others for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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A child of a migrant worker waits with others for transportation to return to their home state, in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant worker family from another state waits in long queue to get their names registered so that they can board a train to their village, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant worker family from another state waits in long queue to get their names registered so that they can board a train to their village, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant worker plays with her child as they wait under a flyover for transportation to get back to their village during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant worker plays with her child as they wait under a flyover for transportation to get back to their village during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant worker from another state falls asleep while waiting in long queue to get his name registered so that he can board a train to his village during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant worker from another state falls asleep while waiting in long queue to get his name registered so that he can board a train to his village during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant worker family with their three month old child wait under a flyover for transportation to get back to their village during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant worker family with their three month old child wait under a flyover for transportation to get back to their village during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A viral picture taken by PTI photographer Atul Yadav showed a migrant worker sitting on the roadside and crying on his phone. Identified as Bihar's Ram Pukar Pandit, his one-year-old son passed away and he was unable to see him. Ram Pukar used to work in Delhi and he tried to return home but was stopped at the UP Gate. (Image: PTI)
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A viral picture taken by PTI photographer Atul Yadav showed a migrant worker sitting on the roadside and crying on his phone. Identified as Bihar's Ram Pukar Pandit, his one-year-old son passed away and he was unable to see him. Ram Pukar used to work in Delhi and he tried to return home but was stopped at the UP Gate. (Image: PTI)

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 This picture of a woman pulling her child sleeping half hung on suitcase has gone viral on social media. The migrant woman was reportedly walking all the way from Punjab to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh till she caught the attention of the media people. (Image: Twitter)
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This picture of a woman pulling her child sleeping half hung on suitcase has gone viral on social media. The migrant woman was reportedly walking all the way from Punjab to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh till she caught the attention of the media people. (Image: Twitter)

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 People who arrived from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh state stretch their hands out to receive a banana each before boarding a bus to be transported back to their native homes in Uttar Pradesh state in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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People who arrived from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh state stretch their hands out to receive a banana each before boarding a bus to be transported back to their native homes in Uttar Pradesh state in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A child of a migrant worker drinks water as his mother holds him while waiting in a queue for transport to reach to a railway station to board a train to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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A child of a migrant worker drinks water as his mother holds him while waiting in a queue for transport to reach to a railway station to board a train to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 A migrant worker cries as she talks to a relative on a mobile phone after police stopped them at a checkpoint while they were walking on a highway to return to their home state in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ghaziabad, in the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A migrant worker cries as she talks to a relative on a mobile phone after police stopped them at a checkpoint while they were walking on a highway to return to their home state in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ghaziabad, in the outskirts of New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A migrant worker carries his child, as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A migrant worker carries his child, as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A migrant woman cries as her and others were stopped from crossing the border, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A migrant woman cries as her and others were stopped from crossing the border, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Migrant workers rush with their luggage to board a Tempo which will get them across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Migrant workers rush with their luggage to board a Tempo which will get them across the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Migrants rest as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Migrants rest as they wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach a railway station to board trains to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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Migrant workers and their families wait for transport to reach a railway station to board trains to their home state of northern Uttar Pradesh, after a limited reopening of India's giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 The wife of a migrant worker gives water to her child as they rest briefly during their journey home, hundreds of miles away, on foot during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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The wife of a migrant worker gives water to her child as they rest briefly during their journey home, hundreds of miles away, on foot during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers from other states desperate to return to their homes walk through rail tracks towards a train station in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers from other states desperate to return to their homes walk through rail tracks towards a train station in Ahmedabad. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant holds a cloth to his head to stop the bleeding after a truck he was traveling in had an accident in Thane. (Image: AP)
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A migrant holds a cloth to his head to stop the bleeding after a truck he was traveling in had an accident in Thane. (Image: AP)

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 Bracing odd climates, migrants hailing from Uttar Pradesh state continued their trek to their native villages by walking hundreds of kilometres. (Image: AP)
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Bracing odd climates, migrants hailing from Uttar Pradesh state continued their trek to their native villages by walking hundreds of kilometres. (Image: AP)

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 Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrants labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh state with their families trying to return to their villages walk towards a bus terminus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers crowd up outside a bus station as they wait to board buses to return to their villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown. (Image: Reuters)
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Migrant workers crowd up outside a bus station as they wait to board buses to return to their villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown. (Image: Reuters)

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 Thousands of migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Thousands of migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant workers sit atop a bus, provided by the government, to travel to their villages following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrant workers sit atop a bus, provided by the government, to travel to their villages following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Thousands of migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Thousands of migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant worker carries a child on his shoulders as they wait for transportation to their village following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant worker carries a child on his shoulders as they wait for transportation to their village following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant family waits for transportation to their village following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant family waits for transportation to their village following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrant labourers wait for buses provided by the government to transport them to their hometowns, following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 A migrant family wait for transportation to travel to their respective villages following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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A migrant family wait for transportation to travel to their respective villages following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Migrant families wait for transportation to travel to their respective villages following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
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Migrant families wait for transportation to travel to their respective villages following a lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi. (Image: AP)

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 Passengers are screened for body temperature as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 at Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)
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Passengers are screened for body temperature as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 at Secunderabad Railway Station in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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