Getting coronavirus updates in Spanish is a mixed bag in US

ASTRID GALVAN and REGINA GARCIA CANO The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Osvaldo Salas speaks a little English, but not proficiently. The suburban Phoenix man relies on Spanish-language TV and friends and family for information on the coronavirus because state and local officials haven't posted any updates online in Spanish even as the global pandemic widens. "Unfortunately, here in Arizona, they turn their backs on Hispanic people," Salas, a restaurant cook, said in Spanish. "The situation here is really hard." As government officials across the country warn about the dangers of the coronavirus, they're doing so predominantly in English. They're potentially not reaching the millions of Spanish speakers in the U.S. who aren't proficient in English to make sure they know how to stay
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