SAN DIEGO (WR) — San Diego County plans to arrange its first testing website for the coronavirus at one of many world’s busiest pedestrian worldwide border crossings, officers mentioned Wednesday.
County supervisor Greg Cox mentioned that the county will start exams in about two weeks on the San Ysidro port of entry’s PedWest crossing, which is solely pedestrian and connects Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego. An estimated 20,000 pedestrians enter the US on the crossing each day, although that quantity has dropped with the pandemic and the shuttering of companies.
Important staff coming into the US from Mexico and returning U.S. residents will likely be supplied the exams on the appointment-free, walk-up website, Cox mentioned. County officers count on to do about 200 exams each day.
To restrict the unfold of the coronavirus, the US has reached agreements with each Canada and Mexico to restrict all nonessential journey throughout borders.
The border testing website will be a part of greater than two dozen others throughout San Diego County. The closest testing website to the border crossing now’s about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away.