Queues ramp up at Mexican food banks as COVID hits the poor

An estimated 12 million Mexicans have dropped out of the workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are in danger of falling into extreme poverty.
Mexico City’s food banks are one way to measure the impact of the pandemic on the poor.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.

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