COVID-19: Out-of-work Americans converge on unemployment office to file for benefits

COVID-19: Out-of-work Americans converge on unemployment office to file for benefits

- Coronavirus has caused a lot of people their jobs in the United States

- Those that lost their jobs due to the deadly disease are now filing for unemployment benefits

- Hundreds of them visited Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, June 17, to speak to a representative

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As COVID-19 continues to cause job loss in the United States, a lot of people have been processing unemployment benefits.

The same was the case in Kentucky on Wednesday, June 17, as hundreds of people lined up outside a temporary unemployment benefits office in the state capitol in Frankfort.

According to NBC News, those that lost their jobs were there to speak to a representative in person in hope of claiming their unemployment benefits.

YEN.com.gh gathers that around 44 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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COVID-19: Out-of-work Americans converge at unemployment office to file for benefits
President Donald Trump of the United States. Photo credit: Aljazeera.
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In other news, a nurse based in the United States has said she and other Nigerians living in the North American country do not believe that coronavirus back home is real.

The nurse identified as Yetunde Ifelowo said Nigeria's population is just like New York, adding that Nigeria would have had more cases than the United States if the virus is real back home.

She said the United States is more equipped than Nigeria, adding that the latter does not have a functioning hospital that could admit patients.

Speaking about cases being reported in Nigeria, she said: "Who is really taking care of these people? Who are the nurses? Which hospital were they in? How many days were they in the hospital?

"So to me and some other Nigerians, we do not believe that Nigeria has the case. I think because of the herbs and home remedies that we are taking, I think it really helps. And this very virus doesn't survive under heat - so maybe that could be an advantage."

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