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Coronavirus leaves Gulf migrant workers stranded

BBC, UAE, 16 May 2020 - Pradeep Kumar and his wife Premlatha, who is 32 weeks pregnant, spent two nights last week sleeping in the basement car park.

They had been told to leave their home in the same building in Dubai by the landlord after they ran out of money to pay the rent. Eventually, a local charity came to their aid.

For Mr Kumar, the nightmare started in February, when he was laid off by the hotel where he worked.

The hotel cut down its operation after the coronavirus pandemic dealt a huge blow to its revenues. It did not even pay Mr Kumar for the last month that he worked.



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