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

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Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 at 4:06 PM HST
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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.

[Read more: Caldwell wants post-travel test for those who don’t get one before arrival]

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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