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Corona: Free rapid tests no longer for everyone

2021-10-11T14:57:40.128Z

Free corona rapid tests are no longer made available to all citizens nationwide. This presumably also affects the number of test centers.



Free corona rapid tests are no longer made available to all citizens nationwide.

This presumably also affects the number of test centers.

Potsdam - Corona rapid tests have usually had to be paid for by yourself since the beginning of the week.

They are generally free for people who cannot be vaccinated, including children under the age of twelve.

There are currently 428 test sites in Brandenburg, said the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dominik Lenz, on Monday upon request.

Whether the number will change with the amended coronavirus test regulation of the Federal Ministry of Health cannot be said at the moment.

In the state capital Potsdam, 33 test centers were still open last Friday.

The first one has already been heard that they will close, it said.

In Cottbus it will be seen in the coming days which center will remain and which will close, said city spokesman Jan Gloßmann.

As before, however, people would be entitled to a free “citizen test” if they are a contact person or are unable to vaccinate, or if infections have occurred in facilities and companies, explained Lenz. "Or in other words: People who have not yet been vaccinated and recovered, have no contraindications, are not subject to serial testing and need a test for a visit to the cinema, restaurant or the like, are not entitled to free tests." Information is given that is different depending on the provider.

In Brandenburg, the seven-day incidence fell slightly again after the weekend.

The Ministry of Health reported 49.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants for this period on Monday.

On Sunday the value was 52.9 and on Saturday it was 50.8;

in the previous week 39.4 was determined.

The districts of Prignitz achieved the highest values ​​with 119.1 and Oder-Spree (68.6).

59 new cases of infection were registered;

on Sunday it was 198 and on Saturday 226. At the weekend, however, there may be delayed reports from the health authorities.

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Corona incidence in MV again slightly decreased

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the spread of the corona virus has continued to weaken slightly.

After 61 confirmed new infections, the seven-day incidence on Saturday fell to 31.5, according to the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (Lagus) in Rostock.

The day before, the value was 32.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.

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Bin: normal for schools even in the pandemic winter

Lower Saxony's Minister of Education, Grant Hendrik Tonne, is aiming for as much normality as possible at school for the winter despite the corona pandemic.

Although he could "promise nothing", "we have no plans to work with a nationwide scenario B or C," said the SPD politician of the "Neue Presse" (Friday).

There will be no local school closings.

Bin: normal for schools even in the pandemic winter

64 patients are currently being treated in hospitals for Covid-19 disease, 20 of them in intensive care.

The seven-day hospitalization has reached a value of 0.99 - as on Sunday.

The value is calculated from the number of patients per 100,000 inhabitants who will be treated as inpatients with Covid-19 disease during this period.

1.5 million people in the country are fully vaccinated - that means a rate of 59.3 percent.

dpa

Source: merkur

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