Covid-19 in New York City: “Many have no choice but to take the subway”

As of Wednesday, #Covid19 had claimed the lives of 41 MTA mass transit workers in New York City with more than 5-thousand self-quarantined. Photojournalist Craig Ruttle tells The France 24 Debate that it means fewer subway trains and more crowded platforms. He spoke to François Picard from outside Mount Sinai West hospital on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • Coronavirus: Tougher fines for self-isolation law breakers in England | ITV News
  • Timeline: How The U.S. Reached 200,000 Deaths From COVID-19 | NBC News NOW
  • Coronavirus: Breaking self-isolation to be made illegal in England
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