Detroit bus driver dies of COVID-19 days after posting rant vs coughing passenger
Aileen Cerrudo • April 6, 2020 • 771
A bus driver in the United States (US) died 11 days after he posted a video on Facebook complaining about a coughing passenger.
50-year-old Detroit bus driver Jason Hargrove posted a video on March 21 recounting an incident where an woman in her late fifties coughed several times without covering her mouth.
“I feel violated, I feel violated for those folks that was on the bus when this happened,” he said on his video.
He also advised everyone watching the video to take the pandemic seriously.
He reiterated his anger to the old woman who coughed without covering her mouth saying it was those kinds of people who are not taking the situation seriously.
“This is real, I’m out here. We are all here. We are moving in this city back and forth, trying to do our jobs and be professional about what we do,” he said.
“We’re out here as public workers, doing our job, trying to make an honest living to take care of our families. But for you to get on the bus, and stand on the bus, and cough several times without covering up your mouth, and you know that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, that lets me know that some folks don’t care.”
A week after his Facebook rant, Hangrove, a father of six, died on April 1 due to complications from COVID-19.
His video has already been viewed more than half a million times. Netizens are also rallying for the frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. AAC
MANILA, Philippines — After facing the challenges brought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the 107-year-old College of the Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM) announced that it will cease its operations in 2022.
In a letter, Sr. Carmelita Victoria of the Mission Congregation of the Servants of the Holy Spirit said the school has faced challenges in increasing the number of enrollees in the past 10 years.
“We are now even more convinced that the Holy Spirit is speaking clearly to us through the signs of the times, compelling us to make this extremely difficult decision: to close CHSM at the end of academic year (AY) 2021-2022,” the letter reads.
Victoria said the significant increase in public school teachers’ salaries compared to their private school counterparts has also made it difficult for the school to cope.
“Private education has faced an increasingly challenging environment resulting from government policies on K-12; free tuition in state colleges and universities, local universities and college, and state-run technical and vocational institutions,” according to the letter.
She also said that the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the situation for the school.
“The reduction or loss in family income, mobility restrictions and social distancing requirements, and the new demands of distance learning have adversely affected enrollment, not only in CHSM, but in most private schools,” she added.
CSHM assured there will be a proper transition for the students currently enrolled. AAC
MANILA, Philippines — Mayor Abigail Binay has announced that residents of Makati City can now avail of polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for P2,950.
In My Makati Facebook post, Binay reported that the price of the RT-PCR test in the city is much lower than those offered in hospitals and private clinics around Metro Manila which usually costs around P4,500 to P8,000.
The city government made it more affordable, allowing asymptomatic individuals and those having no close contact with positive patients to be tested as well.
The said move is part of the city government’s mass testing efforts to break the chains of transmission while waiting for the vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). —MNP / Rhussel Egano
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