The New York City government has announced plans to distribute free halal meals to 500,000 Muslims in the city during Ramazan. The development came to help families, especially those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus lockdown, celebrate the holy month. More than 400,000 halal meals will be available at 435 school where all New Yorkers can go for food.
Two cats in New York have become the first pets in the United States to test positive for the new coronavirus. According to US health authorities there is no evidence pets can spread the vrus to humans. The cats, from separate areas of New York state, had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery.
A New York City convenience store cashier is going viral for allowing his customers to load up on free food and snacks by solving math problems. Alwan, a 20-year-old college student, started giving his customers five seconds to pick out whatever they wanted. He pays for all the products from his own pocket. This is his way of giving back to the community who mostly come from low-income households.