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Rivera, Markey to hold livestream discussion on COVID-19 Friday

by Paul Tennant, Eagle Tribune

The coronavirus outbreak has affected immigrant and minority communities to a greater extent than others, the data show. Lawrence, with its large population of immigrants from the Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries, has reported 946 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths as of Thursday – far more than any other community in the region. Mayor Daniel Rivera and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey will be discussing this situation in a livestream at 5 p.m. Friday. Rivera will talk about how the pandemic affects immigrants and what the city is doing in response. The livestream can be accessed at Markey has urged President Donald Trump to ramp up production and distribution of key medical supplies.


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