Migrant workers self-isolate up a tree


30th March, 2020 04:07:27 printer

Migrant workers self-isolate up a tree

In one of the more unusual ways to self-isolate, seven Indian migrant workers have started quarantining themselves for two weeks up a tree.

They're doing so because they say they don't have separate rooms in their homes, ANI news agency reports.

These photos of the migrant workers have gone viral amid news that hundreds of thousands of Indian workers stranded across state lines have been forced to endure gruelling day-long walks in order to get back home from major cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

A note from an unnamed Indian doctor on social media argues that social distancing and lockdowns are a privilege: "It means you can afford to be at home. Most of the ways to ward off the coronavirus are accessible only to the affluent."