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Revere Officials Step Up Testing, Hand Out Masks At The Beach

Officials in a Boston suburb hard hit by the coronavirus are stepping up efforts to contain the disease.

Free coronavirus testing in Revere is being extended through Sept. 12 and a second testing site is expected to be announced on Monday.

Officials this weekend were handing out masks at the beach, where crowds have been gathering in the heat, and encouraging people to keep their distance. The city is also broadcasting messages about the virus in English and Spanish.

“Our goal is to roll back some things and prevent a massive, drastic closure,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said.

Revere’s daily positive testing rate is three times that of the average in Massachusetts, NBC Boston reported.

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