Coronavirus News: Mount Sinai workers in NYC demanding PPE, standardized procedures

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Saturday, April 4, 2020
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Frontline healthcare workers at Mount Sinai are demanding additional protective measures at once.

They staged a demonstration Friday calling for more personal protective equipment like masks.

The group also wants standardized safety procedures at all hospitals around the state.

In addition, they're calling for free testing for workers who've been exposed to the virus or have symptoms of infection.


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