A health worker handles a coronavirus swab test at a drive-thru testing center for COVID-19 at Lehman College on March 28, 2020 in the Bronx, New York City.
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A new drive-through mobile testing site is opening on Monday in the Northeast Bronx in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, New York officials announced on Sunday.
Drive-through centers have been opening around the country in an attempt to provide quicker and safer testing to people as state and local officials grapple with a shortage of tests in the U.S.
“Our main strategy to slow the spread of this virus has been to increase testing and reduce density in every community across the state,” Cuomo said in a statement.
“Co-Op City in the Bronx is home to a high number of vulnerable New Yorkers, and locating a new drive-through facility in this area will help protect those residents and give them a safer place to test for COVID-19,” he said.
The mobile testing center will be located in the…