CDHRF says citizens should not be paying for COVID-19 tests

The Kosovo-based Council for Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) said citizens of Kosovo should not be paying for COVID-19 tests in privately owned labs as this should be covered by Kosovo institutions. 

Hailing the decision to increase the testing capacity for coronavirus in Kosovo, CDHRF warned that the price for a COVID-19 test in private labs cannot be afforded by the majority of Kosovo citizens.

“CDHRF proposes that social categories, marginalized groups, unemployed persons, and all those that have no means to pay should be exempted from paying while those that receive regular wages should participate with no more than 30 percent.”