France’s sex workers under threat, with little recourse to aid

Sex workers in France are at a high risk of contracting Covid-19, but, as part of the informal sector, are unable to call on government aid. The lockdown has forced their work to dry up, and hotels to close, leaving many uncertain about their future, and with only charity to rely on.

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