Germany's top health officials have agreed to increase monitoring of private COVID-19 testing centers after a rise in allegations of fraud.
An investigation over the weekend by a group of national broadcasters found that a free citizen testing program was "out of control," because of costs that seem hard to explain, and multiple cases of fraud.
One testing center in North Rhine Westphalia had billed public health officials for 977 tests, even though journalists had only counted 80 people getting tested on that day.
Very few of Germany's 16 states could answer how many tests were being done each day, and how much it would cost taxpayers.
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