New York

Drive-through Coronavirus test site opens at Jones Beach

Post Date: March 19, 2020

The first drive-through coronavirus test site on Long Island and the second in New York State opened Tuesday at Jones Beach State Park. Plans are also in the works to open such sites in Suffolk County, Staten Island, and Rockland County, the governor added. ProHEALTH urgent care is also reportedly opening a drive-through testing site...

COVID-19: Alert issued for phone, email scams on Long Island

Post Date: March 19, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, scammers have set their sights on those wanting to help those in need. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder are warning citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons which could be scams or rumors regarding COVID-19. To stop from...

Attorney General James and Governor Cuomo suspend debt collection


New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced March 17 that — effective immediately — the state will temporarily halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the State of New York and referred to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for collection, for at...

NYC may soon have shelter-in-place order

Post Date: March 19, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said residents should be prepared for the possibility of a “shelter in place” order within days. Tuesday was the first St. Patrick’s Day in more than 250 years without a large parade in New York City, but that didn’t stop a few dozen organizers from marching in a...

Trump Admin looks to send money directly to US citizens via checks

Post Date: March 18, 2020

The move comes amid fears of a major hit to the US economy due to the coronavirus crisis. It is assumed that hundreds and thousands of Americans would lose their jobs in the coming months.  Washington, DC: In order to give relief to the Americans adversely impacted by the economic slump caused by the coronavirus,...

Biden sweeps 3 more primaries, promises party unity


Washington: Former Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his march towards the Democratic Party nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in November by sweeping the latest three primaries. In the party elections to select the nominee that were held on Tuesday under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, he defeated...

Just 37% of Americans trust Trump on coronavirus


Do you trust the information you hear about the coronavirus from President Trump? Washington: Just more than 1 in 3 Americans — 37 percent — said in a new poll that they have a good amount or a great deal of trust in the information they hear about coronavirus from President Trump.  According to the NPR–PBS...

COVID-19: Seema Verma leading telemedicine push


By SATimes Team To keep seniors safe at home, Medicare under its Indian American administrator is expanding telemedicine. Washington: A top Indian American official, Seema Verma, is leading a push for a ground-breaking telemedicine initiative using laptops and phones and apps like Skype to ease the burden of growing novel coronavirus cases and the threat of...

Indian-Americans with visiting kin rush to extend B1/B2 visas

Post Date: March 18, 2020

Washington, DC: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many Indian-Americans with visiting family members, are rushing to extend their B1/B2 visas, which only allows a maximum stay for six months. While for those whose parents have just arrived, it may be a matter of only canceling the existing tickets, there were many whose parents'...