Arizona family loses 8 members, small business to COVID-19 pandemic

Arizona family loses 8 members, small business to COVID-19 pandemic


An Arizona family reportedly lost eight members to the coronavirus while their small business closed permanently under the state’s lockdown.

The Aguirre family had spent a decade expanding Tamales y Tacos Puebla — a food truck and catering business they first launched out of their van in Phoenix — only to have the company fold when business dried up in March, CNN reported.

“My checking account went negative,” Ricardo Aguirre, 42, told the station. “It was just like, literally a matter of seconds, when I started seeing my livelihood go away.”

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Aguirre said his family had tried to stay safe, but a member still got sick on May 1.

The infectious virus then bounced to more and more of his family; his wife, parents and two of his three sons came down with COVID-19.

Eventually, seven members of his extended family — in addition to his 67-year-old father, Jesus — reportedly passed away.

“I don’t want to cry, because

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