LA offers wide-scale coronavirus testing, first major US city to do so
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Los Angeles has become the first major U.S. city to offer free, wide-scale coronavirus testing to all residents.
Though priority will be given to those showing symptoms, there is a capacity to test everyone. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement on Wednesday during his daily press conference.
“You can’t put a price on the peace of mind of knowing that you can’t infect somebody around you,” Garcetti said during the conference.
The city built its testing infrastructure in 40 days, the mayor said, focusing on disadvantaged and homeless communities. There are now 34 testing sites with the capacity to test 18,000 people each day.
Over the past month, 140,000 people were tested in those centers, Garcetti …continued .
[Source: Fox News]