In connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus since may 6th the new York city subway system will be closed to passengers from 1.00 to 5.00, will be carried out disinfection treatment of cars and stations. About this the administration of subway announced on its website.
Train night will only be transported workers, manufacturing surface of special liquids.
The city authorities have allowed more than 1,000 additional buses.
As noted by The New York Times, the scheduled closing for the night was the first time in the entire history of the city subway. Since the launch in October of 1904 the subway was working around the clock.
After the introduction of the quarantine, the number of night passengers have decreased by approximately 90%, but every night around 11 thousand people used the services of subway. In addition, night trains and stations have traditionally been places of refuge for the homeless. The writer witnessed as the police had escorted out of the subway dozens of beggars, so the exterminator could get to work.
New York Metropolitan is the largest in the world by number of stations.
For data on 6 may 2020 in the USA there are 1.22 million patients COVID-19, died 72.6 thousand people. The largest number of infected and dead in new York.