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China’s Covid-19 ‘Long March’ & migrant workers say ‘abide with me’ while beating retreat

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China’s Covid-19 ‘Long March’ & migrant workers say ‘abide with me’ while beating retreat
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

In today’s featured cartoon, Sandeep Adhwaryu draws a parallel between the Covid-19 outbreak that originated in China’s Wuhan and the Long March, a Chinese civil war between Nationalists and Communists led by Mao Zedong that broke out in 1927 and led to the consolidation of the Chinese Communist Party.

Manjul | Mid Day

Manjul depicts the recent incident at Anand Vihar terminal in Delhi Saturday when thousands of migrant workers attempted to return to their home towns amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the novel coronavirus.

R Prasad | Economic Times

R Prasad also weighs in on the exodus of migrant workers by invoking “Abide with Me”, a Christian hymn sung during the Beating the Retreat ceremony in January.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar also comments on the migrant workers’ plight and takes a swipe at PM Modi’s apology to the nation for the inconvenience caused in his radio show Sunday.

Swathi Vadlamudi | Twitter

Swathi Vadlamudi looks at the irony of migrant workers who are now fleeing the national capital amid the nationwide lockdown, for the same reasons they once flocked to it.

Alok Nirantar | Sakal Media Group

Alok Nirantar takes a jibe at the RBI’s recent announcement that allowed banks and other financial institutions to provide a moratorium of three months to all term loan borrowers.

Mika Aziz | Twitter

Mika Aziz refers to the central government’s decision to retelecast 80s’ iconic shows Ramayana and Mahbharat on public demand amid the coronavirus crisis when food and jobs should be the top priority.

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