India Covid-19 migrants: 'Lockdown will make us beg for food again'

India Covid-19 migrants: 'Lockdown will make us beg for food again'

BBC·2021-04-14 09:00

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image captionSantosh and Tunna Sethi left their families in eastern India to work in Mumbai a decade ago

"Will a lockdown happen again?"

Over a grainy video call from a grotty little room in the western Indian city of Mumbai, the Sethi brothers asked me this question, their voices trembling in nervousness.

More than a decade ago, Santosh and Tunna Sethi left their families and homes in the eastern state of Orissa, also called Odisha, in search of work. They arrived in Mumbai, more than 1,600km (994 miles) away.

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