De Blasio: NYC To Offer “Self-Swab” Testing At 8 Sites

The New York Post reports:

New York City will expand its coronavirus testing capacity by administering “self-swab” tests starting this week at sites across the Big Apple’s public hospital system, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

The new form of COVID-19 testing, which allows patients to submit samples of themselves under the supervision of medical personnel, will soon be implemented at eight sites through NYC Health and Hospitals, said de Blasio.

“There is a better way to do testing, there is an easier way to do testing, and there is a safer way to do testing and we’re going to start that this week,” the mayor said of the new coronavirus test during a conference call with reporters.

Over the weekend Gov. Cuomo authorized the state’s 5000+ pharmacies to also conduct COVID testing.