According to the Ministry of Health’s plan, Germany is conducting stricter inspections on coronavirus testing centers because it is suspected that some private centers where the state pays for each test have increased the number of people tested.
As part of the rapid expansion of the network, managers who have opened these centers in bars, cafes and other places in the country in recent weeks will be subject to stricter controls, and the prices they charge will be lower.
According to media reports, some rapid detection sites reported more detections than the actual number of people who came for detection, so large-scale fraud has emerged.
The survey was first published by WDR, GDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung at the end of May.
A prosecutor in the western city of Bochum said on Friday that two men had been arrested on suspicion of fraud.
The head of the testing center will be able to charge 8 euros for swabs, instead of 15 or 12 euros charged by medical and other institutions as before.
State and local authorities will conduct on-site inspections to ensure that private test centers meet standards and are reliable.
In addition, all testing service providers need to connect to an application that records the number of infected people so that the test results can also be displayed there.