CT officials warn of unregistered COVID-19 testing site – Telemundo New York (47)

Public officials in a Connecticut city warn of a fraudulent COVID-19 testing site that surfaced last weekend.

Bridgeport officials issued a warning Friday after learning of “fraudulent COVID1-9 testing” near Gala Foods on East Main Street. The city believes the tests were carried out last weekend and Friday.

Health officials say the pop-up site is illegal and not registered with the state, and anyone using it should contact the state Department of Health.

Bridgeport residents are reminded that a list of approved and licensed testing sites can be found at GetTestedBPT.com.

Connecticut hit a dismal rise when it comes to COVID-19 cases. On Friday, Governor Ned Lamont announced that the state surpassed 100,000 cases.

The event comes as long lines of cars continue to appear across the state with people waiting to get tested for COVID-19.

“I haven’t been able to get one in this place because the lines have been huge,” said Wanda Vazquez of New Britain. “Every day, there are cars lined up around the block.”

The state also released new guidance on the coronavirus on Friday that will require the use of masks in gyms and health centers. fitness.

According to a statement from Governor Ned Lamont’s office, the new industry rules will require face coverings with no exceptions and will reduce gym class capacity to 25%.

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