But trimmed commuter train schedules at Atocha, the main gateway into the Spanish capital for the working classes, meant that huge crowds formed on the platforms, defeating the government’s appeal for “social distancing.” Layoffs looming and real meant that those who still had work reported for duty – with or without protective masks – even if they would have preferred to stay home.“I fear the coronavirus, but I fear more not being able to pay the utility bills,” said Mari Carmen Ramírez, 55, who was commuting to her 950-euro ($1,100) a month job as an office cleaner. “When this is all over, how are we going to eat?”As European governments pass sweeping spending measures to address the pandemic, they are being called on to look out for the workers who are not only losing their jobs – the waitresses and tour guides, hairdressers and hotel maids – but those who still must show up because they can’t work from home. Europe’s famed safety nets are being stretched thin, at a time when many economies were already skirting recession and wealth gaps have grown.Will it be enough?Governments from Prague to Paris, Lisbon to London are deferring tax payments, approving short-term unemployment


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