San Francisco Mayor announces expanded Covid-19 support for Latinos
By IANS | Published: September 25, 2020 03:50 PM2020-09-25T15:50:35+5:302020-09-25T16:05:49+5:30
San Francisco, Sep 25 San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced an expanded coronavirus-related support scheme for the ...
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.
( With inputs from IANS )
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