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Covid-19 lockdown turns Qatar's largest migrant camp into 'virtual prison'

Author: Pete Pattison & Roshan Sedhai, The Guardian (UK), Published on: 20 March 2020

Qatar’s largest labour camp for migrant workers has become a virtual prison and is in total lockdown after hundreds of construction workers became infected with Covid-19...

thousands of workers trapped in squalid, over-crowded camps, where the virus can spread rapidly. No one can enter or leave, say workers who live in the area, many of whom had been working on Fifa World Cup 2022 infrastructure projects.

Inside the quarantined camps, workers describe an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.

Sources inside the camp told The Guardian that some workers were being put on unpaid leave until further notice, with only food and accommodation covered.

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