In May 2020, migrant workers wait outside the railway station in Mumbai to board trains to return to their homes. Earlier on in the pandemic they were unable to do so because of a nationwide lockdown, which was subsequently eased by the government.

Migrant workers wait outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station before boarding trains to return to their homes after the government eased a nationwide lockdown as a preventive mearure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on May 14, 2020. – Narendra Modi’s grand announcement of a $265-billion rescue package for India is little comfort to Manish Verma, one of millions left destitute and desperate 50 days into a crippling coronavirus lockdown. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images)