Help is on the way.
The White House and Senate leaders struck a deal Wednesday on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system walloped by the worsening pandemic.
US stocks rallied after lawmakers reached the agreement, with the Dow Jones industrial average climbing as much as 1,315.02 points, or 6.3 percent.
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Here’s what else we learned today:
New York crisis:
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a glimmer of hope, saying the Empire State’s density control measures appear to be slowing the spread of cases — even as the number of infections eclipsed 30,000.
- A famed New York City restaurateur died of complications from the virus, one of nearly 300 people to succumb to the illness statewide.
- Meet The Post’s “Hero of the Day” — a doctor who’s been clocking in 80 hours at her Brooklyn hospital every week since the crisis began. Meanwhile, some 40,000 health care workers have stepped up from retirement or the private sector to help out.