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Documenting migrant workers amid virus spike in Spain

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Madrid-based reporter Aritz Parra and Barcelona-based photographer Emilio Morenatti, both chief correspondents for Spain, reacted quickly to a developing story, delivering a deep, all-formats look into the plight of migrant fruit harvesters facing a coronavirus outbreak while already struggling to find work in northern Spain.

AP was out first with multiformat coverage of the migrants as Spanish authorities announced that the spike in infection was forcing a lockdown in the area around Lleida, Spain’s first area under restrictions since the nationwide lockdown was lifted two weeks ago.

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