Daily Archives: March 4, 2020

Coronavirus News: NYC cab drivers cite health risks amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Yellow cab and for-hire drivers are some of the first to interact with domestic and international travelers, so naturally the fears over coronavirus is putting their health and business at risk. Driver Firoz Ahamad said he is very nervous about his business. “Last two hours, I don’t have passenger,” he said. “Very slow our business. I’m waiting here 30 minutes, driving around 1.5 hours. No passengers. Don’t know how we’re going to survive. Eyewitness News spoke to other drivers and they say business is down as well. Drivers pick up every slice of life in New York, including patients not sick enough for an ambulance. “I don’t want a passenger to get close to me, especially to have somebody sitting next to me,” one driver said.

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6 wanted in attack, robbery of man in Washington Heights

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Police are searching for the group who attacked and robbed a man in Upper Manhattan. It happened last Monday at 10:45 p.m. at West 218th Street and Indian Road in Washington Heights. Police say the six men approached the 25-year-old victim from behind, pushed him to the ground, and robbed him. They got away with his cellphone and wallet
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Man with pants down approaches woman, robs her in Queens

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An armed man is wanted by police for trying to rape a woman in Queens. Investigators say the 41-year-old victim was walking home in Jamaica on Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m., when the man approached her with his pants down. He took out a gun, demanded a sex act, and grabbed the woman’s neck. When she screamed, the suspect grabbed her purse and ran off.
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Governor Cuomo Announces Five SUNY/CUNY Study Abroad Programs Suspended in Response to Coronavirus

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SUBSCRIBEDMarch 4, 2020 – During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State University of New York’s and the City University of New York’s study abroad programs in China, Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea have been suspended effective immediately in response to concerns over novel coronavirus – or COVID-19. The decision was made based on recommendations from the New York State Department of Health. SUNY and CUNY are making arrangements to bring back all non-essential students, faculty and staff currently studying or working in those countries and begin 14-day quarantine. All five countries have either been issued a Level 2 or Level 3 travel notice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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