A lockdown in India that aimed to mitigate the spread of the virus has left huge numbers of people with no other choice but to walk hundreds of miles home in large groups.
A municipal worker sprays disinfectant on migrant workers before they board a bus in Lucknow on March 30.
Migrant workers crowd up outside a bus station on the outskirts of New Delhi on March 28.
Migrant workers head back to their home from New Delhi on March 29.
Migrant workers head back to their home in Patna, India.
A migrant woman with a baby in New Delhi.
Migrants waiting to board a bus in New Delhi, India.
Local residents distribute food to migrant workers and families at Zirakpur-Ambala Highway, in Chandigarh, India.
Migrant workers take shelter inside DAV School in Patna, India.
A migrant worker’s family sits along a highway after they failed to get a bus to return to their village on the outskirts of New Delhi on March 29.
A soldier on guard stands next to migrant workers as they wait for buses along a highway in Ghaziabad on March 28.
Migrant workers travel on a crowded bus in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi on March 29.
Migrant workers board a truck to return to their villages from Ahmedabad on March 29.
Migrant workers climb out of a refrigerated truck after they were stopped by police in New Delhi on March 30.
Migrant workers and families head back to their homes on foot on March 29.
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Nishita Jha is a global women’s rights reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in India.
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