COVID-19 in a Globalized World Bangladeshi Seamstresses Struggle for Survival amid Factory Closures

A million seamstresses in Bangladesh had to stop work due to the corona closures of clothing stores in Europe and the U.S. Now, production is restarting, and the workers have been given a choice: Either go hungry or risk infection at work.
A textile worker in Tongi, Bangladesh: Orders worth billions were cancelled.

A textile worker in Tongi, Bangladesh: Orders worth billions were cancelled.

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