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Making migrant workers pay for Covid-19 screening adds to their desperation

While Nepalis working abroad are already asked to pay for chartered flights, burdening them with the cost of testing makes their repatriation more difficult. Making migrant workers pay for Covid-19 screening adds to their desperation
A Nepali woman who arrived from Kuwait leaves for a quarantine facility, in Kathmandu.  Hemanta Shrestha/TKP
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Chandan Kumar Mandal
Published at : June 13, 2020
Updated at : June 13, 2020 09:42
Kathmandu

Chandan Kumar Mandal

Chandan Kumar Mandal is the environment and migration reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering labour migration and governance, as well as climate change, natural disasters, and wildlife.


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