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NYC's subways historic shut down for coronavirus cleaning

NYC's subways historic shut down for coronavirus cleaning”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) deep-cleaned to prevent spread of the coronavirus. The system will close down nightly for four-hour disinfection of trains, stations, and equipment as long as coronavirus remains a "threat" to NY, which is still the epicenter of the pandemic.

Public transit workers have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19; more than 100 workers have died from the virus.

"We are testing and piloting these things on an aggressive time frame", Patrick Foye, the MTA's chairman and CEO, said.

The first incident took place Friday night at the 168th St. station in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

While many on social media were surprised to learn that New York's subways had been operating nonstop since 1904, others were appalled to learn that the trains had been running throughout the pandemic, suggesting that the city's high caseload might be due to the notoriously dirty transit system.

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The round-the-clock sanitation program involves a daytime terminal auto cleaning, which will have crews remove any trash, clean spills and biohazards, and spot clean surfaces, like seats and floors. When cleaning is done, all subway cars in the system will be disinfected.

"We are looking at ultraviolet light technology that can immediately eradicate viruses, we're looking at electrostatic sprayers and using foggers to improve the productivity and increase the speed with which we're working so that we can minimize the disruption to customers", explained Sally Librera, Senior Vice President of the Department of Subways.

"Our customers should not have to board a auto that's being used as a shelter", Acting New York City Transit President Sarah Feinberg said last week. Any person inside a station will be asked to leave by police. "You help as many people as you can..."

Citing government surveys, de Blasio said 3,500 to 4,000 homeless people live on New York City streets or within the subway system on any given night, but added that the number of people who accepted housing offered by outreach workers during Wednesday morning's cleaning was "remarkable".

Subway ridership has dropped by more than 90 percent since the start of the pandemic, with bus ridership fallen more than 80 percent.



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