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Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

Created: October 18, 2020 09:25 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Airlines are in trouble, and nowhere more than on international routes. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid tests of all passengers before they fly.

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They hope that will make people less afraid of sitting next to someone with the virus. And it might make governments more confident they're not bringing the virus in.

Scientists warn there are concerns, however, about the accuracy of some rapid tests.

Scattered experiments on improving safety are under way around the world, and a UN organization is leading talks to set guidelines.

More travel would help everyone from hotels to taxi drivers.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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