The Swiss want to continue in restaurants, bars and fitness. That is why they can be tested if they are not vaccinated. The number of people tested has reached a record level for numerous interiors and events since the introduction of the Covid certificate. That reports the “Tages-Anzeiger”.
Before the introduction of the compulsory certificate, around 50,000 people were tested every day. There are currently 95,000. If more people can be tested, more symptom-free corona cases will be discovered that would otherwise go unnoticed.
But test boom instead of vaccination boom
Health Minister Alain Berset (49) even assumes that it will be around 143,000 per day – if the tests remain free. It was hoped that instead of the test boom, there would be a vaccination boom.
However, this expectation has apparently not been fulfilled so far. Corona tests should no longer be free for the population in the future.
End of the free offer: “I can’t pay 50 francs for every test”(01:18)
Health Minister Alain Berset said on Friday that the government had discussed the free tests “extensively and intensively”. One is of the opinion that it is not the task of the general public to pay the test costs for unvaccinated persons. (euc)