Shocking images show dozens of homeless men sleeping on the floor of a shelter after ‘running out of beds’ during the coronavirus pandemic.
The video, which was sent directly to DailyMail.com, was taken in the Bellevue Men’s Shelter in Manhattan this week.
According to the tipster, the shelter for men has become even busier than usual since the city officials closed the metro network at night.
“There are no beds,” the source told DailyMail.com, adding that the shelter was under-occupied due to just five people compared to the normal 15.
The source said “people are shouting” because they are afraid of catching the virus.
Shocking footage shows dozens of homeless men (shown) sleeping on the floor of a shelter after being ‘without beds’ amid the coronavirus pandemic
The video, which was sent directly to DailyMail.com, was taken in the Bellevue Men’s Shelter in Manhattan this week. Some men sit in blue chairs next to large bags with their belongings
In the images, some men are seen wrapped in what looks like blankets on the floor
In the images, some men are seen wrapped in what looks like blankets on the floor.
Others sit in blue chairs next to large bags with their belongings.
Some are seen without cover at all while trying to sleep on stairs, chairs and the floor.
Last month, New York City Police Department agents were seen ordering homeless people from the subway after officials promised to take action against those who slept on empty trains during the pandemic.
The photos showed cops wearing masks and gloves waking people sleeping or sleeping in the train wagons.
Other images showed the people collecting their belongings while walking off a train at the 207th Street A train station in Manhattan.
New York City became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US on March 20.
Last night, the night shift on the New York City Subway was first suspended in an “aggressive” attempt to thoroughly clean the system every 24 hours as police removed thousands of homeless people from trains.
Last night, the night shift of the New York City Subway was first suspended in an ‘aggressive’ attempt to thoroughly clean the system every 24 hours as police removed thousands of homeless people from trains
Since pandemic hit driver work has fallen by more than 90 percent, with fewer than 50,000 passengers a day, while many homeless New Yorkers rely on the trains to take shelter at night
The metro has run round the clock since it opened in 1904.
But as of May 6, all 472 stations were closed at night, while 500 cleaners in hazmat suits flowed through the system, decontaminating the metro, and stopping the spread of coronavirus among riders.
Since the pandemic hit the city, drivers have fallen by more than 90 percent, according to the network’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which manages fewer than 500,000 passengers a day
Normally about 5.5 million people take the metro every day.
With many white collar workers logging into the office from home, most riders are now “ essential ” workers – some 800,000 workers from hospitals, supermarkets, repair workers and delivery workers, many of whom are black or Latino, some of whom are undocumented.
And controversy has arisen over homeless people seeking shelter in rail cars at night.
The city hopes that closure will encourage them to find an alternative shelter, but many interest groups have warned that it will exacerbate the homeless crisis.
Last month, Gov Andrew Cuomo was forced to extend home deliveries to May 15 in a state that has recorded 348,790 coronavirus cases and 27,251 deaths.
In recent weeks, photos and videos of the homeless seeking shelter in the Big Apple’s underground transit system have been widely circulated on social media, sparking outrage.
Cuomo said at the time, “The cars were dirty, they were disgusting, the homeless were there with all their belongings,” said Cuomo, complaining of a “deterioration” in the conditions of the network.
He then ordered the MTA, the independent agency that runs the subway, to come up with a plan to scrub every train every day.