March 31 2020 11:12am

Coronavirus outbreak: Homeless area set up as Nevada seeks supplies amid outbreak

People unable to use a shelter tied to a coronavirus case were laying out blankets on white-lined patches of pavement in Las Vegas as officials nationwide work to protect residents who cannot stay in homes to help slow the spread of the illness. Residents were preparing to sleep in areas marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of the lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus.

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