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Federal government plans to end free corona tests

2021-07-31T11:13:24.912Z

The Chancellor promised everyone a vaccination offer by the end of the summer. Now that everyone can be vaccinated, free offers such as corona tests are to be withdrawn.



The Chancellor promised everyone a vaccination offer by the end of the summer.

Now that everyone can be vaccinated, free offers such as corona tests are to be withdrawn.

Berlin - The federal government is planning to end the free corona tests.

"Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn said weeks ago that he thought it would be conceivable not to offer the tests free of charge to unvaccinated people at a later date.

The exact time has yet to be determined, ”said the Federal Ministry of Health on Saturday upon request.

As reported from government circles, there is still no agreement.

The "Bild" newspaper had previously reported that the federal government had basically agreed that the tests would be chargeable as soon as all Germans could be vaccinated twice - that is, at the end of September or beginning of October.

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) told the newspapers of the Funke media group: "Corona tests should be chargeable if everyone could have been vaccinated - in a few weeks." Of course, exceptions would have to apply to those who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons as well as for children and adolescents.

Schleswig-Holstein's Prime Minister Daniel Günther also called on the federal government to charge for corona tests as soon as possible.

"The federal government should set a specific date in the coming week for the changeover to the cost of the corona tests," said the CDU politician of the "world".

That date could be September 20th.

"Until then, everyone who has not yet been vaccinated would still have the chance to be fully vaccinated." Dpa

Source: merkur

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