Americans get coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving family visits as US cases spike

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    People across the United States are getting tested for the coronavirus ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26, 2020. In the US capital, Washington, the district’s government made use of a baseball stadium to administer Covid-19 tests on November 23 to keep up with demand from people making plans to gather with extended family and friends despite a record rise in the number of infections in the country. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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