Honolulu mayor wants to open mobile COVID-19 testing lab at airport

Honolulu mayor wants to open mobile COVID-19 testing lab at airport
Surge testing site on Oahu. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he believes the city is ready to reopen tourism ― and hopes a new mobile lab at Honolulu’s airport will increase testing capacity.

He says the lab could process up to 10,000 tests a day, delivering results in under three hours.

If the governor gives the city the green light for the mobile lab, it could be up and running shortly.

He added if a visitor’s post-arrival test is positive, they’ll have to quarantine.

Meanwhile, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino has announced he’ll offer incentives to visitors to take a voluntary post-arrival test. He says the county wants to offer reward discount cards for participants.

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