Berlin – Queuing for the last Easter presents or the long-awaited visit to the grandparents. Many Berliners had to have the Corona rapid test on Saturday – but it didn’t go that fast, even with an appointment.
Since last Wednesday (March 31), customers need a daily negative Corona test in many shops, for visits to museums or the hairdresser. This does not apply to supermarkets, pharmacies and drug stores.
There are 18 test centers of the Senate Department for Health available throughout the city for the rapid tests.
There are also numerous certified private providers – including pharmacies, hotels, clubs and opera houses – who test for Corona. In total, more than 200 test stations are available.
According to the CDU state chairman Kai Wegner (48) too little: “The lack of test centers in the outskirts is a huge problem,” criticized the politician.
“Demanding mandatory tests but not making them available throughout the city does not create trust.”
Registration and appointments for a quick test are made on the website test-to-go.berlin.
Here, the nearby test stations are displayed on a map. With the exception of the four large test sites in Wilmersdorf, Tiergarten, Kreuzberg and Lichtenberg, an appointment has to be booked online in advance almost everywhere.
Nevertheless, due to the high rush on Saturday, there were delays, long queues and waiting times in many places.