NY schools distribute free meals as Covid-19 pandemic deprives Americans of work

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Over 80,000 people died of Covid-19 so far in the US, as the coronavirus pandemic continue to take its toll. In New York, one of the epicentres, schools are being used as food banks, handing out free meals to the hardest-hit by the crisis.

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