When the world started to shut down in mid-March, Heather Aldridge was in India helping her friend Mohit Shukla feed the poor. She didn’t think much about a pandemic, until she was in a packed overnight train without much circulation.
“It started to dawn on me; oh, this could be a concern,” Aldridge said.
She started looking for flights home, but everything was booked. Then India mandated a national lockdown.