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New York parade to honor frontline pandemic workers

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New York (AFP) – New York is to stage a ticker-tape parade to pay homage to essential workers who have distinguished themselves during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.  In grand New York City tradition, the procession will roll out at the south end of Broadway in Manhattan, also known as the Canyon of Heroes, on July 7. Participants will honor health care workers, employees of local authorities and the public transport network, teachers, grocery store staff and delivery drivers. The event is about celebrating “the people who kept us alive, that helped to keep…

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