SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – As more coronavirus evacuees head to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Congressman Lloyd Doggett says,”San Antonio has been placed on the front lines of this pandemic without adequate federal support.”

“San Antonio currently has capacity to test only a modest number of individuals,” said a statement from Doggett.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg revealed at a news conference Monday that the city has received 75 coronavirus test kits.

“This lack of testing capability is jeopardizing public health across America,” Doggett said.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff agrees.

“There aren’t enough of those tests available to do widespread testing,” Wolff told KTSA News.

While the exact number of evacuees coming to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for a fourteen-day quarantine is unknown, there could be about 90 Texans. Wolff says there will be new rules for this group from the Grand Princess.

“They (CDC officials) have agreed, and the government has confirmed it, that they will not be sending people out into the community,” said Wolff.

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