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93 million urban workers affected by coronavirus pandemic: Report

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According to an informal Group of Ministers headed by labour minister Thawarchand Gehlot, 93 million urban informal workers, across 5 sectors - manufacturing, construction, trade, tourism and hospitality, have been affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown imposed to slow its spread. The panel suggested a job card for every migrant worker returning to their village along with wages above the MNREGA wage component.