CGTN America

CGTN America 2 Apr 2020

New York bike shops seeing demand shift into high gear amid pandemic


In a time of crisis, transportation is critical. But when there's a highly contagious virus to contend with, choosing what mode of transportation to take becomes even more complicated. In New York, biking has become the preferred mode to get around, and that has helped bike stores thrive. CGTN's Karina Huber explains.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic as it spreads across New York state, which has the most positive cases in the United States.
Dead bodies were moved by a forklift into refrigerated trailer trucks outside Brooklyn Hospital Center, Tuesday, March 31.

The bodies had to be quickly moved out of the hospital to accommodate more patients affected by the new coronavirus.

New York has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States as number of cases increasing to 75,795 and a death toll of 1,550.

Worldwide, more than 800,000 people have been infected and more than 40,000 people have died, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.


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