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In this photo from May 13, 2020, bags of garbage sit along the street before being picked up in Philadelphia's Ogontz section. Households are generating more trash as people stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. The city's 311 complaint line has received 9,753 calls about trash and recycling as of July 29 compared to 1,873 in February. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philly’s Trash Problem Is Getting Out of Hand, Residents Say

Faced with social distancing restrictions, residents are staying home and generating more trash than ever before—about a 30% increase in residential trash collections, said Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.

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Trump Is Forcing Meat Plants to Stay Open Despite Virus Outbreaks. One PA Worker Has Already Died.

One Montgomery County worker, Enock Benjamin, a 70-year-old Haitian immigrant, has already died from respiratory failure brought on by the coronavirus.