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Gothamist: Coronavirus Outbreak Inflicting "Severe" Economic Damage On Immigrant Workers As NYC Scrambles To Slow Spread

"While most of the city is shutting down, immigrant workers are exposing themselves to this virus," said Manny Castro, executive director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment. “As cleaning workers, day laborers, as construction workers, restaurant and delivery workers...their work cannot be done by telecommuting."

Castro's group was distributing bagged lunches to day laborers on Tuesday. As more and more parts of city life are impacted, some are outraged construction work sites haven't been shut down.

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