New Delhi: Two days after a 57-year-old trader of Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi died of the novel coronavirus, the vegetable market of Delhi on Thursday woke up to its usual congestion, throwing all social distancing norms to the winds. On Wednesday, there were demands to shut the market down. The death of the 57-year-old was not the first Covid-19 case associated with the market. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19
The lockdown in India has impacted the livelihoods of a large proportion of the country’s nearly 40 million internal migrants. Around 50,00060,000 moved from urban centres Also Read - Chess Keeps Ticking, Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
to rural areas of origin in the span of a few days, the bank said in a report released on Wednesday. Also Read - We Are Hopeful And Optimistic of IPL Happening This Year: KXIP Head Coach Anil Kumble
According to the report — ‘COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens’ — the magnitude of internal migration is about two-and-a-half times that of international migration.
Lockdowns, loss of employment, and social distancing prompted a chaotic and painful process of mass return for internal migrants in India and many countries in Latin America, it said.