COVID-19: Hotels used as homeless shelters as pandemic hits NY economy

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Hotels used as homeless shelters as pandemic hits NY economy” – below is their description.

    Empty hotels in New York are being used to shelter the homeless as the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on the city’s economy. The unemployment rate is twice the national average at 16%, and tensions are high – with some residents voicing concerns over increased crime and drug abuse on the streets. While strict measures have now brought levels of coronavirus infection under control, many fear the longer-lasting social and economic costs of the pandemic are far from over in America’s most populated city. To read the full report from Sky’s Sally Lockwood, click here: https://trib.al/Vwdtoaa

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