NYC’s homeless are using subway cars as shelters amid pandemic

New York City’s subway system has become a haven for homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic. Patrick Warren, the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s chief safety officer, said the homeless issue has become a “pandemic in itself.” According to the local Department of Social Services, 794 positive cases among the city’s homeless population were being tracked as of April 29. Among them, 677 were in a shelter.

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