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West Bengal migrant labourers quarantine themselves on tree after returning to their village


Amar Ashok Jajoo | Mar 30, 2020 16:52

Migrant labourers belonging to Vangidi village of West Bengal have quarantined themselves on a tree as they have no separate room in their houses.
A migrant labourer on a tree in Vangidi village of West Bengal

In wake of coronavirus outbreak in India, migrant labourers belonging to Vangidi village in Purulia District of West Bengal, who recently returned from Chennai, have quarantined themselves on a tree for 14 days as they have no separate room in their houses for isolation.

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The seven villagers, after being told for the doctor to stay under 14-day home quarantine, have tied cloth on the tree branches to sit and quarantine themselves. All these seven villagers were working as labourers in Chennai, before they were forced to return to their native village because of the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.