(NewsReady.com) – New York City is one of the areas most heavily impacted by COVID-19. Officials in the city have implemented a number of policies to try and slow the spread. The Big Apple’s latest change is hitting its subway transportation service, which usually runs 24/7.
Now, NYC officials are shutting down the underground railways overnight to address the coronavirus outbreak. During those hours, the subway cars will undergo cleaning and sanitation.
The primary reason is the multiple published reports about the ever-increasing homeless population taking refuge on the trains.
@seanhannity Mr Hannity I emailed your show last night, about the homeless situation on the NYC subway system I hope you will be able to show America what transit workers have to put up with on a daily basis. pic.twitter.com/NXyLqhj0op
— Mario Sorcigli (@mariomets) April 26, 2020
With nowhere to go and limited access to sanitary equipment, the homeless population is one that’s both vulnerable and could spread COVID-19. Limiting hours of operation on the subway should help to prevent the spread of the virus to those who use it on a daily basis. Hopefully, the city will figure out how to keep everyone safe and properly clean the germ-filled trains.
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