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Long lines at Miami Marine Stadium new COVID-19 testing site

Miami, Florida – On Tuesday morning, long lines and technical issues greeted those wanting to be tested for COVID-19 at the newly-opened Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.
As nurses were going from car to car letting people know that there were technical issues at the site and that is causing delays, some were choosing to stay while others are were leaving.
A woman was waiting in line for two hours before she decided to just go home without a test because had an appointment for 9:30 a.m.
“I lost two hours of my day here. I need to be working I need to be doing other things.”
A man was waiting in line for three hours.
“I’m going some other place… It’s their company. The manager is going to another site because they have the same issues.”
“They said system error and if you want you can wait but there’s no guarantee.”
The site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway and the tests are free.
On Tuesday afternoon, the city of Fort Lauderdale will hold a news conference to announce a new testing site that will more than double the city’s testing capacity.

Lowell Bowen

From the time he was 8 years old Lowell knew he wanted to be on TV. Well, as people say one thing leads to another, that's how Lowell started his career in the news industry. Lowell has been part of The South Florida Daily since the very beginning.

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