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India’s migrant exodus spreads coronavirus to hinterlands

New Delhi: The 128-kilometre journey back to his home village of Kargalo in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand almost killed Ugan Shaw, 50.

The father of two walked for 19 km, hitched a ride on a motorbike and then clung to the side of a packed truck with 50 other returnees.

  • Joe Wallen
  • Telegraph, London
  • Brisbane Times

His joy at being reunited with his family was short-lived – unable to stand and suffering from a fever, he was rushed to hospital where he tested positive for COVID-19.

He remained in hospital for 20 days before he was discharged on April 22.

Shaw believes he came into contact with more than 100…

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