Which Part of Homelessness on the Subway Does Andrew Cuomo Find “Disgusting”?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began his April 28 press conference stressing that, in order to expertly navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people needed to distance themselves from their emotions.

“Separate the emotion from the logic,” he said before adding: “Don’t be emotional, don’t be political.”

Half an hour later, Cuomo was holding up the front page of the New York Daily News with a photo of a homeless person and their belongings filling the width of a subway car and the headline “NEXT STOP, PURGATORY.”

City’s homeless-hotel plan still has holes, advocates say

A new city plan to move 1,000 homeless adults per week out of shelters and into hotel rooms still has some issues to address, say advocates who have monitored the first phase of the city’s gradual effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus inside its shelters.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the 1,000-moves-per-week effort Wednesday, after stating that the city had achieved its initial goal of shifting 6,000 homeless New Yorkers from densely packed shelters and into hotels. “We want to make sure people are safe,” de Blasio said.

Advocates call for Covid-19 testing in shelters, but capacity remains low

Homeless advocates are calling on the city and state to proactively test New Yorkers in the shelter system for the coronavirus, but testing capacity in the five boroughs remains scant.

The Coalition for the Homeless and several other organizations sent a letter to the mayor and governor Tuesday urging them to take more precautions to prevent the spread of the virus in congregate settings.

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