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Tübingen introduces free quick tests: "Who pays 15 euros for a Christmas stroll?"

The discussion about the abolition of the free rapid tests has so far found no calm. They are now to be reintroduced in Tübingen.

Tübingen – The city in the heart of Baden-Württemberg was already on everyone’s lips at the beginning of the year: As part of the Tübingen model *, theaters and cinemas could also be visited here during the high phase of the coronavirus *, the restaurants were open and there was otherwise the university city has a particularly large number of leisure activities. All while the rest of the country was in tough lockdown *.

Even then, the responsible authorities relied on a particularly close-knit test strategy. Now, Tübingen’s mayor Boris Palmer has announced that free corona tests will be carried out again at five locations as soon as the alert level applies in Baden-Württemberg. According to Palmer, this will be the case in the coming week.

Corona in Germany: Tübingen is reintroducing free test stations

According to the dpa, an antigen test is sufficient for restaurants, while the 3G rule applies to non-everyday retail. Palmer brings another point into play in his statement to the dpa : “30 percent of Baden-Württemberg residents are still not vaccinated. Chargeable tests would mean the loss of almost a third of the customers for the retail trade, because who pays 15 euros entry for the Christmas stroll? Free tests help the Tübingen incidence and city center trade. “

Dr. Lisa Federle, an emergency doctor who helped initiate the local test strategy and who has been testing free of charge with a team of volunteers since November 2020, also explains to the dpa : “Free tests are also important for people who have been vaccinated. Christmas parties and large family celebrations, often with unvaccinated children, are not safe enough at the current incidences. Vaccinated people also need tests this winter. “

Germany: Free corona tests soon available again nationwide?

The number of cases is currently rising rapidly again throughout Germany. The nationwide incidence is 213.7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants (as of November 9, 9 p.m.). The sad leader is the Upper Bavarian district of Miesbach with an incidence of 868.4. Closely followed by the district of Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains with 864.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

According to the current count of the intensive care register of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI), 21,617 hospital beds are occupied, only 3,268 beds are still available nationwide (as of November 9, 9 p.m.).

A survey in Germany on the acceptance of mandatory vaccinations recently produced surprising results. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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