Migrant workers in China find new jobs — and precarious conditions — in COVID control

Workers clean and disinfect the floor at the National Exhibition and Convention Center NECC, the largest makeshift hospital, in Shanghai. Many jobs in these temporary facilities are drawn from the pool of unemployed migrant workers.

China’s economic downturn has left thousands of migrant workers unemployed. They’re pivoting to work in COVID control — and have strong concerns about how they are being treated.

(Image credit: Ding Ting/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images)

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