Second COVID-19 test clinic opens at Newark Airport

CDC strongly recommends testing for air travelers both before and after flights  

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that additional screening for COVID-19 could help detect symptomatic cases of the disease but they have stopped short of making domestic pre-flight testing mandatory; this, after an outcry from airline industry officials. However, the agency strongly recommends that air travelers, domestic and international, get tested for COVID-19 both before and after flights.

Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports from Newark Liberty International Airport, where a second COVID-19 testing center was opened this week.

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