New Yorkers ignoring social distancing on MTA trains

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Crowds continue to gather in trains and on subway platforms in New York City despite COVID-19.

The city of New York is being called the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S., and despite pleas from officials to either stay home or execute social distancing, photos on social media show Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway stations and trains packed full of people.

MTA has cut train service due to a drop in ridership, but crowds continue to gather during peak commute times. The MTA says it has been telling people to stay 6 ft apart, even if it means going to another train car of taking the next train. It appears the social distancing order is being ignored in some cases.

Both the New York Police Department and the MTA Police Department are out trying to enforce the COVID-19 rule.

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