Preventive and without symptoms: Corona-Tests will be considerably expanded

Tests for the Coronavirus may in the future be considerably expanded – and even without signs of the disease, and especially in sensitive areas. The one on Tuesday will come into force regulation of the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn sets.

“We want to nip the Virus in the Bud,” said the CDU politician. “The homes is only possible with preventive series of tests in hospitals and nursing and if we all contact persons from Infected test.” On money this not to fail. “It is much more expensive to test enough to test too much,” said Spahn.

Specifically, should now be, in principle, tested all patients admitted in the hospital. In addition, health boards or Doctors can Tests for people without symptoms Vera. The cost of 50 euros per Test, the Statutory health insurance (GKV) takes over. Is possible to comprehensive testing for close contacts to become Infected, for example, also be so that, if the proposed voluntary Corona-Warning App for Smartphones report a such contact. Width Tests are also outbreaks at the Corona-in day-care centres or schools as well as regular series of tests in hospitals and nursing homes.

The rules on costs will apply retroactively to 14. May, also for private patients and people without health insurance. So far, there are Tests on the cash costs of the rule only when a specific infection is suspected, so in people with symptoms.