Are Airline And Train Passengers Being Tested For COVID-19?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartApril 8, 2020 5:24 pm,

President Donald Trump says passengers boarding and leaving airplanes and trains are being tested for COVID-19. Is that a fact? Madlin Mekelburg of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Trump made the claim during a White House press briefing on April 1.

“Now they’re doing tests on airlines – very strong tests – for getting on, getting off. Now they’re doing tests on trains, getting on, getting off,” Trump said.

He spoke about transportation testing while discussing possible restrictions on domestic travel to COVID-19 hot spots.

Hear how President Trump’s claim scored in the player above.