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At least 41 MTA workers have died from coronavirus and 1,500 have tested positive, the MTA chairman announced on Tuesday as the New York City death toll surpassed 4,000.
Transit workers are among those who are deemed essential employees and are still required to go to work despite the ongoing pandemic.
The article goes on to state the following:
Many have told of their frustration at members of the public not taking the threat seriously and some have even died after sharing their concerns.
Transit workers were deemed essential as they transport healthcare workers and other essential employees to work.
Gov Cuomo calls it nonsensical for people to be standing in line to vote: "God bless them for having such diligence for their civic duty … " #coronavirus
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) April 8, 2020
Gov. Cuomo singled out Transit Workers as “doing heroic work” in his daily press conference from Albany this morning. He noted that transit workers have a “very high rate” of illness due to the Coronavirus, and he personally thanked TWU and the workforce for its heroic efforts. pic.twitter.com/r4f4FFUEiW
— TWU Local 100 (@TWULocal100) April 3, 2020
Cuomo just now: "The transit workers, you look at the rates of sickness. I mean, they know what they're exposing themselves to and they still do it. God bless them."
MTA yesterday said at least 33 agency employees have died from coronavirus.
— Clayton Guse (@ClaytonGuse) April 7, 2020
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