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Nepal: COVID-19 & the return of migrants (12 June 2020)

Many migrant workers, most of them from Nepal, lost their employment when the Indian government imposed a strict lockdown on 25 March to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Aljazeera, 10/06/2020) With the easing of the lockdown, 600,000 migrant workers are expected to return to Nepal in the coming weeks and may weaken the effectiveness of Nepal’s COVID-19 mitigation measures.