New York City will shut down its subways every night to clean and disinfect them
- New York Gov. Andrew
Cuomosays the MTAwill shut subwaysovernight between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. to clean and disinfect trains to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
- Essential workers will be able to use city buses and rideshare services for free during the closures.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the Metropolitan
The trains won't run between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., traditionally the hours with the least ridership, in order to disinfect surfaces which may be carrying and spreading the virus.Essential workers will be provided free transit with buses, ride-sharing services, and 'dollar' vans during the closures.Advertisement
Cuomo was joined by
"We're going to find a way to make our subway system cleaner that it has ever been in its history, probably," de Blasio said, adding that cleaning the subways will take coordination among multiple city and state agencies.Commuter trains on the Metro-North and Long Island Railroad will also be disinfected each night.
The shutdowns will start on Wednesday, May 6.Read the original article on Business Insider
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