Voice of America
Voice of America 17 Apr 2020

As the Coronavirus Lockdown Continues in New York, Immigrant Businesses

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As measures locking down New York state to prevent the spread of the coronavirus continue, non-essential services and businesses that have been shut down are feeling the impact. In New York City in particular, small businesses owned by immigrants are in danger of going bankrupt because of the lack of customers. Aunshuman Apte filed this report from New York.


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