"WE HAVE NO MONEY AND NO MONEY, HOW ARE WE GOING TO BUY TICKETS?"
Hasan, a 30-year-old Pakistani who was one of the workers McQue spoke to, has lived in Dubai for more than a decade and works as a construction worker. But when the Covid-19 outbreak arose, he lost his job. Without a salary can not live in the UAE and money to return home, Hasan said, "We are suffering a lot. We hardly have any food, and we don't have any support. We can't leave here because we don't have the money. How are we going to get the ticket?"
SOCIAL DISTANCE IS NOT POSSIBLE
Hasan and 98 colleagues are trying to sustain their lives in a work camp on one side of the city, owned by their former employers. The three-story U-shaped building with yellow concrete walls features dozens of shabby dormitories filled with metal bunk beds. In such a cramped life, the social distance is not possible. The building is surrounded by a double fence and protected by security guards. In the kitchen six months ago, where big events were held, there's nothing to cook right now.