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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says police are going to crack down on people violating the coronavirus social distancing guidelines, and fines are increasing from $500 to $1,000. The Brooklyn Bridge walkway was much emptier than usual on Sunday, however. Photo: Mary Frost

Cuomo extends coronavirus PAUSE order, bashes New York City rule breakers

April 6 | Mary Frost

Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the state’s PAUSE mandate on Monday, ordering all nonessential workers to stay home until April 29. He also bashed New York City residents who congregated outside over the sunny weekend, breaking coronavirus social distancing rules. While today’s figures give some hope that a plateau in novel coronavirus cases may be near, […]

Veterans hospitals, like the one in Bay Ridge, should be able to accept civilian patients during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Rep. Max Rose said. Photo: Paula Katinas/Brooklyn Eagle

Coronavirus cases are overwhelming Brooklyn’s VA hospital, nurses say

April 6 | Mary Frost

Nurses at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center say the Bay Ridge hospital is dangerously overloaded with COVID-19 patients and the system is near a breaking point. RNs in the intensive care unit say they are trying to care for as many as five coronavirus patients at one time, when the standard is one or two. […]

Nicole Mirra searches for the correct brands of foods for her recipients. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Mutual aid groups deliver food and meds to vulnerable Brooklynites

April 3 | Mary Frost

As the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak mounts, mutual aid groups have been popping up all across Brooklyn, New York City’s largest borough, to assist neighbors who are more vulnerable to the deadly virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday morning that 57,159 New York City residents had tested positive for COVID-19, and […]

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