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VP Pence talks state lab testing for coronavirus

Every state in the U.S. is now able to test its citizens for the coronavirus.


Vice-President Mike Pence told Fox News over the weekend the Trump Administration has changed rules when it comes to testing for certain diseases. It used to be up to federal labs to cover it, but now state labs can test for the disease at their own discretion.


Pence said if you think you are showing symptoms you should get tested.



But, Pence stresses there is no need to panic.



So far, three cases of the coronavirus have been discovered in Indiana. Two people who attended a convention in Boston returned with the virus and an elementary school student in Avon has also become ill.


Across the U.S, Over 500 people have come down with the virus and 22 have died.