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Florida Muslims Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Muslim communities across the US have lent a helping hand, supporting the vulnerable through different means of charity.

The Central Florida’s American Muslim Community Clinic (AMCC) set up a free mobile clinic in Casselberry at the Iglesia Cristiana Hispana Church on Saturday.

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The Muslim volunteers, who are observing Ramadan fasting, gave free COVID-19 testing to more than 100 patients, Fox 35 Orlando reported.

Officials say 185 free tests were conducted during Saturday’s event.

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“We have been working along with Seminole County Health Department to do mobile COVID-19 testing every week… Our mission is to provide healthcare services to those who cannot afford such services, especially during the current crisis,” Dr. Shakil Ahmed, chairman of the AMCC, said.

This is not the first free clinic by the AMCC.

Last week, doctors using the AMCC mobile healthcare clinic offered free COVID-19 testing and clinical visits to residents of the Recovery House in Sanford.

As of Sunday, May 10, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected 4,118,326 and killed other 280,718, according to the latest estimates by WorldOMeter.

The US is grappling with over 1,347,318 confirmed cases of the new virus. The US has reported 80,040 deaths so far.