A growing number of foreign detainees have been released temporarily from detention centers across the country under a provisional release program to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading.

But many have been left without means of support, as they are prohibited from working and are not eligible to receive any administrative assistance. With nowhere to go, what are they supposed to do?

“I feel like I’m being told to die by the roadside,” whispered a 39-year-old Nepalese man who took shelter at his benefactor’s house in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture.