Health Minister Alain Berset on mass tests for the general public

Sunday view: The federal government is launching a major test offensive in the fight against Corona. Do you really think that Switzerland will get the situation under control with this?
Alain Berset: The mass tests are one of three elements to get back to a certain normalcy. The other two are the vaccinations and risk-based openings. The broader testing – in schools, universities, companies – allows us to find more asymptomatic people in the future and to interrupt chains of transmission.

For companies, tests mean additional work. How do you get the companies to participate anyway?
Of course, the tests involve a certain amount of effort, but there are also advantages. If a company regularly tests 80 percent of the employees present and a positive case is found, the contact persons do not have to be in quarantine.

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