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October 7, 2021

Dubai's Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID and 3 more from construction incidents

  • The $7 billion fair was built by legions of low-paid migrant laborers.
    Associated Press

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    The Al Wasl Dome and the Water Feature at Expo 2020, which opened Friday in Dubai.

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's Expo 2020 acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that three workers had died from the coronavirus over the course of building the world's fair during the pandemic, as the prestigious event draws scrutiny of labor conditions in the United Arab Emirates.

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