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How the coronavirus pandemic has propelled modern slavery in Asia’s garment industry

The risk of modern slavery in Asian manufacturing hubs has surged and is set to worsen with the economic impact of the new coronavirus, increased labour rights violations and poor law enforcement, a global index found on Friday.For the first time, India and Bangladesh were in the “extreme risk” category, joining China and Myanmar in a group of 32 countries with the worst risk of slave labour, the Modern Slavery index by risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft found.The risks faced by workers…

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