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Health
Apr 07, 2020 11:40 PM (UTC)
Amazon testing disinfectant fog at New York warehouse after coronavirus protests

Amazon.com Inc is testing the use of disinfectant fog at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York starting on Tuesday, the company told Reuters, following worker protests over the risk of coronavirus infection at the site. Amazon said it is trying out disinfectant fog as used by airlines and hospitals to further sanitize its facilities. The pilot program follows an announcement last week that the company would check workers' temperature and make masks available at all U.S. and European sites in its operations network.

Business • Economy
Mar 31, 2020 06:43 AM (UTC)
Amazon, Instacart workers strike amid working conditions under coronavirus pandemic

Amazon warehouse workers on New York’s Staten Island, and Instacart works across the United States, went on strike Monday to call attention to what they called a lack of protections for employees who continue to come to work amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Workers for both companies want more access to paid sick time off. At this time, it's available only to those who have tested positive for the coronavirus or get placed on mandatory self-quarantine.
Amazon workers want their warehouse to be closed for a longer cleaning, with guaranteed pay.
Instacart's grocery delivery workers ask for disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer and better pay.

Politics • American • US
Mar 26, 2020 11:25 AM (UTC)
New York City sets up makeshift morgue as death toll rises

New York City has reported 300 Covid-19 related deaths so far. On Tuesday, a makeshift morgue was set up outside of Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital to prepare for a potential surge of victims. New York State has become the US epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, counting over 30,000 confirmed cases.

Politics • American • US
Mar 25, 2020 10:28 AM (UTC)
25,600 confirmed Coronavirus cases in New York City

The number of confirmed cases has risen to 25,600 in New York City, home to over 8 million people. As of Tuesday, 210 people have died from the novel Coronavirus. It is estimated that 140,000 hospital beds will be needed at the peak of the outbreak in New York State, while only a third of that number is available.

Politics • American • US
Mar 21, 2020 08:44 AM (UTC)
Andrew Yang announces to give 500 households $1,000 each

The Humanity Forward not-for-profit group founded by the former Democratic presidential nominee contender Andrew Yang has announced that 500 households in New York City's Bronx will receive $1,000 each in order to combat the economic difficulties during the coronavirus outbreak. The Humanity Forward organization was funded to provide money directly to the people, following Andrew Yang's repeated calls for a universal basic income during and after his campaign.

Health
Mar 09, 2020 10:41 PM (UTC)
New York cleans all 472 subway stations and plans on doing it every night until Corona is contained

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that all buses, trains and stations are being disinfected and cleaned. They plan on doing so every three days, with the stations even cleaned every day. Currently the MTA has around 2,000 subway cars, nearly 2000 buses and 472 stations. The measure follows a second person in New York being positively tested for the coronavirus.

Politics • American • US
Mar 09, 2020 07:28 PM (UTC)
Democratic presidential contender Bloomberg owns condo in Trump building

In 2000 the former New York City Major and Democratic presidential nominee contender Michael Bloomberg bought an apartment at  610 Park Avenue in Manhattan. The building is owned by President Donald Trump.