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Leaders reach out to Omaha's Hispanic community in fight against coronavirus

Press   Posted by Tony Vargas · March 23, 2020

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La lucha contra el coronavirus será una batalla — the fight against the coronavirus will be a battle.

That was the heart of the message Sunday night from local leaders and doctors on a video call — conducted entirely in Spanish — who sought to explain to the Hispanic community the importance of taking precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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State Sen. Tony Vargas, who represents downtown and parts of South Omaha, explained what the Legislature was doing to provide support to Nebraskans during the pandemic. Everyone should take the contagious coronavirus seriously, he said.

“It’s a serious risk that threatens the health of our community,” he said.

Full story from the Omaha World-Herald here.

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