Beyoncé installs mobile #Covid-19 testing centres in Houston, Texas

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has shared a new video of the mobile coronavirus testing sites she set up with her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson in their hometown of Houston, Texas.

The “Formation” singer ramped up her charitable efforts to fight the pandemic with the launch of the #IDIDMYPART campaign, which encourages black communities to prioritize health whilst giving them access to free Covid-19 testing.

Black and white footage posted on her Instagram page Wednesday night showed Houston residents flocking to two middle schools and waiting patiently in their cars to receive free coronavirus testing on May 8 and May 9.

“BEYGOOD MOBILE TESTING,” the caption of her video read.

The clip features an appearance from Houston rapper Paul Wall and Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and shows gift bags being handed out as medical staff wait to administer the tests.

Tina Lawson said the partnership with her daughter’s BeyGOOD initiative was a response to the disproportionate deaths in African-American communities.

“We have to look at what is happening in our Black and Brown communities and how they are being decimated by Covid-19,” Knowles-Lawson said in a statement. “It is critical that we stay vigilant with social distancing, wearing a mask, and most of all getting tested.”

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