Not with the Easter Bunny, but shortly afterwards, namely on April 7th, the first self-tests for Covid-19 will also be available in Switzerland. Health Minister Alain Berset (48) announced this to SRF yesterday. The goal: Every person in Switzerland should receive five test kits per month so that they can take and evaluate their own smears at home. These tests are free because the authorities want to track down as many infections as possible.
In Germany or Austria, for example, there are such self-tests in the supermarket. This will not be the case in Switzerland for the time being. If you want to get your self-tests, you have to go to the pharmacy. As the “NZZ am Sonntag” reports, the pharmacists have managed to ensure that the tests are put on the open market later.
Migros is no longer interested
Because these self-tests could only be obtained free of charge via the health insurance card. According to a spokeswoman for the Federal Office of Public Health, this is only possible through pharmacies or in test centers. It is still uncertain whether the retail trade will ever sell test kits. And even if – then the tests should no longer be free.
The disappointment in the Swiss retail trade is, however, limited. Migros told the “NZZ am Sonntag” that the issue had been dealt with. Aldi, on the other hand, have not yet given up. In Germany, the discounter was the first to offer such corona tests. (koh)
Published: 03/28/2021, 1:45 p.m.
Last updated: 28.03.2021, 47 minutes ago