Covid prisoners: three thousand citizens of Uzbekistan set up a tent camp in Rostov
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Covid prisoners: three thousand citizens of Uzbekistan set up a tent camp in Rostov

8 September , 14:08SocietyPhoto: 161.ru
More than 3,000 Uzbek citizens who are unable to return home due to the restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have set up a camp at the Pervomayskaya railway station in Rostov-on-Don.

Thousands of guest workers with pregnant wives and small children settled in inhuman conditions in makeshift tents in Rostov. Many languish under the scorching sun while waiting for the export train to their homeland. People travel from all over Russia to Rostov, which has become a transit point for departure to Tashkent. Some people have to wait two weeks or more for dispatch. Those who do not have money for a tent have to sleep right on the ground.

"Everywhere on the territory of the station there are spread bedspreads, homemade tents and tents, under which families with small children huddle", the portal 161.ru reports.

The last export flight from Rostov to Tashkent departed on 23 August. The next one leaves on September 8, but he will not be able to take out everyone who wants to. In the composition of 940 places, and in the consular lists for departure - more than 3000 names.

“The fact is that upon arrival in Uzbekistan, people are sent to quarantine for a week. Local observers cannot receive so many people at once. As soon as there are places there, they take out the next batch”, - residents of the tent camp told reporters.

Many people ran out of money during their waiting time on earth, people have nothing to buy food. Meanwhile, to go home they still have to pay for tickets, the cost of each is 12,800 rubles.

Local authorities know about the plight of thousands of migrants stranded at the station, but the situation of people who spend the night on the ground does not change from this.

As noted by The Insider, in March a similar situation developed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, airlines canceled flights, and migrants were unable to return home for two weeks.

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