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[En continu] The self-tests arrive this Wednesday in pharmacies

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This Wednesday is the big day of automatic tests, which arrive in pharmacies.

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■ Do-it-yourself tests are coming

As of Wednesday, self-tests are available in around 300 pharmacies throughout Switzerland, indicates the ATS agency. Each person in Switzerland is entitled to a maximum of five free tests per month.

To withdraw them, you must present your insurance card. This makes it possible to check whether the person has already received their quota and to prevent them from receiving more by going to several pharmacies. It is possible to come and collect these five tests without making an appointment.

The population is, however, called upon not to rush into these new tests from day one. “It will not be possible to serve everyone at the same time”, warned last week the president of PharmaSuisse, Martine Ruggli. Self-tests are only intended for people without symptoms and who have no contact with people in a risk group.

In a press release, Pharmasuisse pleaded for a “solidarity” of the population: “According to the manufacturers, the availability of the product is assured, but remains limited. The population is asked to adopt a united behavior and to withdraw self-tests only when necessary. ”

The umbrella company also indicates that depending on availability, tests will be offered in addition to five per month, this time paid.

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Governor Gavin Newsom added: “The light at the end of the tunnel has never been brighter.”

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