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Germany charges most citizens for COVID Rapid Test

Germany begins to charge a fee for the previously free rapid COVID-19 inspection, but vulnerable groups are exempt from the fee.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said that since July 1, rapid inspections widely available at centers across Germany will cost citizens € 3 ($ 3.16) each, with the rest government-funded. Said to receive.

Tests for people who can prove to be in a vulnerable group, visitors to care facilities and hospitals, and small children remain free.

With the end of the free test scheduled for the end of June, people will unknowingly spread the virus, which could lead to an undetectable increase in cases of coronavirus in Germany in the coming months. There are concerns that there is sex.

Roterbach said the government calculated that subsidies for the test would cost around € 2.6 billion in the second half of this year. This is about one-third of the amount paid in the same period in 2021.

Germany recorded more than 108,000 newly identified COVID-19 cases in 24 hours on Friday, killing an additional 90.