Will New York ever be New York again?

The headlines seemed to be crowding in on us. The coronavirus had reached American shores. It had come to the outer suburbs of New York. There were cases in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. By now, the news was…

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New York funeral home puts corpses in lorries

Dozens of bodies have been found stored in moving lorries in New York, authorities say, after passersby complained of the smell. The Andrew T Cleckley Funeral Home in Brooklyn had rented trucks and put about 50 corpses inside with ice….

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New York to allow virus tests in pharmacies

The US state of New York, the epicentre of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak, will allow pharmacies to carry out tests for the virus, the governor says. Andrew Cuomo said some 5,000 pharmacies would be able to carry out testing, with…

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New York explores reopening as cases ‘plateau’

Governors of six eastern US states have begun drawing up plans for reopening after the coronavirus shutdown. Officials in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania promised an “overwhelmingly prudent” approach, but gave no timeline. Discussions began…

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