Tuesday, 27 October 2020

San Francisco Mayor announces expanded Covid-19 support for Latinos

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  • IANS | 1 month ago
San Francisco, Sep 25 : San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced an expanded coronavirus-related support scheme for the US city's Latino community, a group which has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

From an overall fund of $28.5 million, Breed has allocated an initial $22.5 million toward supporting the Latino community with a focus on health, housing, food access, and small businesses, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Our Latino community has borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic -- not just here in San Francisco, but across the country," Breed said in her announcement.

Latinos make up 50 per cent of the reported cases of Covid-19 in San Francisco, despite the demographic making up just 15 per cent of the city's population, according to health officials.

The disproportionate effect of Covid-19 on the community can be traced back to crowded living conditions and the high number of Latino frontline workers, according to Breed's announcement.

San Francisco Mayor announces expanded Covid-19 support for Latinos

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