A government program that held the promise of prosperity and smooth reintegration instead has frustrated returnees with burdensome requirements and a tortuous bureaucracy.
After the isolation of quarantine, returnees encounter nervous relatives, hostile neighbors and landlords who refuse to rent to them. A crippled economy and ravaged health care system heighten their plight.
The country's traveling workers already struggled to provide their families with access to consistent education. The coronavirus heightened that challenge.
Explore how and why people cross borders.
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