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NY to end statewide shutdown on Friday

Post Date: May 14, 2020

New York, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, will end its statewide shutdown on Friday by reopening three regions where the health crisis has shown signs of weakening, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Addressing the media on Monday, Cuomo said three regions in the northern part of the state — the Southern Tier,...

South Asians for Biden hosts discussion on COVID-19 impact on Indian Americans

Post Date: May 14, 2020

New York: South Asians for Biden May 2 partnered with the Biden for President campaign to host a virtual panel discussion featuring Indian American Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthy, Dr. Krishnan Narasimhan, associate professor at Howard University College of Medicine; and Dr. Simranjit Bedi of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center to discuss the impact...

Coronavirus: Visa, OCI card suspension prevents several Indians in US from flying back home

Post Date: May 14, 2020

New York: Several Indians in the US, either on the H-1B work visa or Green Card having children who are American citizens by birth, are being prevented from travelling to India aboard the special repatriation flights being run by Air India amidst the novel coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions. According to the regulations issued by the Indian...

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Prices are tumbling, but food is costlier


New York: Prices are tumbling in America as the coronavirus lockdown drags on and people spend less. US consumer prices declined for the second-straight month in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday. Prices fell by 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, marking the largest drop since December 2008. That's an alarming drop, dragged...

Indian community serves over 5000 meals to Healthcare Heroes

Indian community serves over 5000 meals to Healthcare Heroes


By SATimes Team Hicksville, NY: A group of service minded individuals and community organizations, coordinated by Anu Jain and Dr. Raj Bhayani, have served around 5,000 meals to over 25 Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Care Centers in NY and NJ from April 14 to May 5.  The Nutritious Meals were provided for Our Heroes Fighting The Corona Virus on...

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NYC Census 2020’s new PSA aims to reach historically undercounted communities


New York: NYC Census 2020 released this week a new PSA featuring 15-time Grammy winner  Alicia Keys. In the PSA, the music icon emphasizes the importance of being counted in the census, especially in historically undercounted neighborhoods, as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all New Yorkers and having a disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities. “Just like Alicia...

MTA testing disinfectants that could protect trains ‘months at a time’

Post Date: May 8, 2020

New York: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as part of an unprecedented cleaning and disinfecting effort throughout its system, is testing products that could protect trains — including those on the LIRR — against COVID-19 for months at a time, officials said. Because the coronavirus is known to live for days on flat surfaces, like the steel rails...

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AAPI-QLI joins community groups to deliver 5,000 lunches for healthcare workers across NY hospitals


New York: In order to express their appreciation and gratitude towards the thousands of healthcare workers, who have been bearing the brunt of fighting Covid-19 pandemic, AAPI-QLI under President Dr. Raj Bhayani delivered on April 27, 5,000 lunches to 15 hospitals and 6 nursing homes across the state. AAPI-QLI was joined by BAPS, World Sikh council, Rajbhog...

Nassau County launches antibody testing for frontline workers

Post Date: May 7, 2020

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced a partnership Tuesday with Northwell Health to provide COVID-19 antibody testing for all of the county's first responders and essential personnel. The testing will be available by appointment to police officers, police medics, correction officers, deputy sheriffs, fire service and other essential law enforcement and government workers from the...