Coronavirus Testing Sites Forced to Shut Down Amid Protests

As protests over the death of George Floyd continue nationwide, some coronavirus testing sites have been forced to suspend operations because of the ensuing violence and unrest.

The temporary closures have taken place across the country, which will surely hamper efforts to contain the pandemic, particularly as the lack of social distancing during protests threaten to facilitate transmission by asymptomatic carriers, NBC News reported.

Massive groups of protesters have taken to city streets nationwide in the past week over the death of Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who died May 25 when a white police officer pinned him to the pavement with a knee on his neck.

Research has consistently found that social distancing remains the most effective method at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

The U.S. has more than 1.8 million coronavirus infections as of Monday afternoon, including more than 106,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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