Condition leaders across the U.S. moved to expand testing to the new coronavirus, while lifting some restrictions on business and travel which have crippled the country’s economy.
The moves come as confirmed infections topped 4 million across the planet, and the U.S. death toll climbed over 78,000.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on Saturday, announced the opening of 22 new websites meant to provide coronavirus testing for tens of thousands of residents and enable epidemiologists to follow the disease’s spread.
The websites will be placed at churches in low-cost regions across the state and will aim Hispanic and black New Yorkers, communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the illness, Mr. Cuomo said.
He encouraged people to obtain evaluations, even though they have no signs.
“The sites will be there. We now need New Yorkers to undergo the exam,” Mr. Cuomo said.
New York unites other nations, which are creating new testing capacities. Delaware Gov. John Carney said Friday his condition would begin an effort to quadruple its testing capability. Connecticut is raising restrictions on who can order the tests, allowing pharmacists in addition to doctors, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday.
The efforts come as several America’s most notable public-health doctors say the country should double the sum of testing it’s doing and run at least four thousand to monitor the illness.