New York city to form new response team to address anti-Asian harassment amid COVID-19

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New York city is forming a new response team to address the growing incidents of harassment and discrimination against Asian-Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 14,000 people have died in the city and over 200,000 people have contracted the deadly virus. The number of the coronavirus cases in the US has gone up to 787,370, while over 35,000 people have died from the disease.

The response team will consist of staff from the Law Enforcement Bureau and the Community Relations Bureau working in coordination to quickly and efficiently track and respond to the sharp increase in reports of harassment and discrimination connected to the pandemic.

Globally, the number of the coronavirus cases have crossed 2.4 million and 170,368 people have died due to the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

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