NYC Promises More Covid-19 Testing Sites After Hours-Long Waits

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new testing sites will be opening up after a surge in New York after nearly 20 sites were closed down last month.
A person is going to take a COVID-19 test in New York on December 15, 2021.

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According to the New York Daily News, de Blasio said on Sunday that eight testing sites will open in the five boroughs by Tuesday, bringing the total number of brick-and-mortar locations up to 30.
The state of New York reported over 22,000 cases of coronaviruses on Saturday, breaking its previous daily record.

De Blasio expects a big surge in cases in the next few weeks, though he believes the omicron variant will be temporary.

500,000. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City would give out rapid tests for free. Only a few states provide access to free testing kits, which are sold nationally in stores.
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In Miami and other parts of South Florida, the lines for getting tested stretched longer than usual, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said he does not plan to make changes to the state's Covid-19 plan.
The key background.

Almost every cultural pillar of New York City is being affected by coronaviruses. Saturday Night Live broadcasted without a live audience or musical guest due to the increase in cases. The Rockettes canceled their Christmas Spectacular on Saturday. Several Broadway shows called off productions last week because of issues within their casts and crews. The Brooklyn Nets have several players out because of Covid-19, and on Friday brought back unvaccinated player Kyrie Irving as a part-time player to play in out-of-state games, though he was quickly put on Covid-19 protocols.

SNL's final episode will be broadcast without a live audience.
More Broadway shows have canceled performances because of lawsuits.
Irving will return to the Nets as a part-time player.
Brooklyn Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have entered the NBA Covid Protocols.