The New York City subway system will stop running 24 hours a day in an unprecedented action designed to deter homeless people and to disinfect trains and stations amid hygiene fears during the new coronavirus pandemic.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who controls the subway, said Thursday the system’s 472 stations will close between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. The overnight closures are expected to begin May 6.


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