The New York subway’s overnight service has been suspended for the first time ever in an ‘aggressive’ bid to deep clean the system every 24 hours, as police remove thousands of homeless people from trains. The subway, which has effectively run around the clock since it opened in 1904. But from May 6, all 472 stations are being closed overnight while 500 cleaners in hazmat suits surge through the system and decontaminate the subway and halt the spread of coronavirus among riders. It is also an effort to eject the large number of homeless people who have taken up residence on the deserted subway during the lockdown. Photos and video showing the homeless seeking shelter in the Big Apple’s underground transit system have circulated widely on social media this week, sparking outrage. Outrage had been growing among MTA employees who complained that they were being forced to transport homeless population in unsanitary conditions that would allow the virus to thrive. There has been a spike in crime on the network of trains which includes complaints of nudity, sexual activity, human waste and even arson. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to clean up the system. He said: ‘The trains are filled with… Read full this story
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