There were long lines for COVID-19 tests in New York ahead of Christmas as the city administered free testing kits on December 24.
Footage captured by Elma Blint shows crowds gathering outside a facility on Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, on Christmas Eve.
Cases in New York have spiked in recent weeks to record highs, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. State authorities announced that there had been a total of 44,431 new positive cases of the virus on Friday. Credit: Elma Blint via Storyful