The days of shelling out €25 or even €50 ($30-60) for a rapid test may be numbered. The latest pandemic plan agreed to late Wednesday between Chancellor Angela Merkel and 16 state leaders, puts forward a complex, step-by-step guide to moving Germany out of lockdown. But little can happen without sufficient testing. The federal government is expected to start picking up the tab for rapid tests starting next week. Every person in Germany will be entitled to a weekly test, either from a test center, medical practice, or place of work, administered by trained personnel. Schools and day cares are a particular focus, as a means of getting kids and teachers safely and regularly back in the classroom. Watch video 01:52 Share Business pins hopes on coronavirus self-test Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3qB8v Business pins hopes on coronavirus self-test Making the grade on rapid tests On Thursday, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said the government had secured at least 200 million self-tests and 800 million rapid tests, of which 150 million are in stock with suppliers. Some health officials have advocated for two tests per person, which would mean going through… Read full this story
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