Bronx on the front lines

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said the Bronx has the most cases of COVID-19 per capita of any borough.
2:27 | 07/07/20

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New York City has been extremely hard hit by the corona virus with over 2171000. Confirmed cases. Of New York's five Burroughs the Bronx has been heavily impacted with dean most -- but nineteen cases. Per capita here to update us on its progress is Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz junior. Thank you so much for being with us and yes we know that Bronx the Bronx is the New York City Borough with the highest number of cases per capita so let's talk about how things are now New York City we know began phase three yesterday. Allowing her personal care services like nail salons and spas. How has re opening gone so far in the Bronx. So far not only in Brunswick street New York so far so good you see that our current continues to go down we're doing it in. In no way where we can open up businesses and get people back to work. But also doing it where we are listening to the science. We're we ought to keep our time so for instance jays three has opened up and the entire State of New York. Including the city of new. But for us here in the city and Bronson did not include indoor dining. Because we know that in other parts of the country. That's where you get a lot of the the big increase in infection. And so also we're taking our time. And hopefully as we move forward interview but it could you open your eat good food and smartly. About two thirds of New Yorkers are renters Governor Cuomo extended the New York eviction moratorium into August that allows. Those were behind in the rent to stay in their homes what do you think need to be done to help renters. Who are hurting financially. We should cancel the reds this moratorium is a store's kicking the can down the road. A lot of holes even when they start working will not be would have paid back the form once. We're the rents is seen waited in the past eight we rebuilt. Corporate America we build out the banks of the financial industry aren't. If this thing we now that the federal government needs to step it up and bill the people. You know what we're seeing here is a lack of leadership especially from the White House it is probably the most egregious example of government in its whom. Or downright governments and armed and neglect this coming out of 16100 Pennsylvania we need people would have. Get together we need to president. To get his act together and build a people love all small businesses. We know you have been working hard for the people who you've represented. Thank you so much Borough president DS for your time today. Few.

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