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.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • PM announces vaccine targets needed to reopen Australia | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • NSW Coronavirus Update – Saturday 31st July 2021 | 7NEWS
  • Bonus Edition: UK racism in policing, COVID in Indonesia, India press freedom | The Stream
  • NSW government medical staff attended the Sydney COVID lockdown protest | 7NEWS
  • NSW Coronavirus Update – COVID cases numbers by Sydney health region and ICU breakdown | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

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  • Submarine robot captures underwater footage of ancient Roman ship laden with wine jars
  • France’s La Reunion faces partial lockdown as Covid surges • FRANCE 24 English
  • US begins evacuation of Afghan interpreters, others who risk retribution from Taliban • FRANCE 24
  • One year after deadly blast, Beirut struggles to move on • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: New York City

    New York City (NYC) is located in the U.S. state of New York. The city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world with approximately 23 million people in its combined statistical area.

    New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations, as well as the New York Stock Exchange.

    2 Recent Items: New York City

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