Four firms received USD 840m for running rapid Covid-19 tests in Denmark

35 million rapid tests for Covid-19 were taken from December last year to September of this year, bringing in DKK 5.4bn (USD 840m) for the four companies behind the testing capacity. According to one provider, the firms have also run a "very big risk."

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From Dec. 12, 2020, to Sep. 24, 2021,  on behalf of the five Danish regions, four firms have handled rapid tests for Covid-19: Falck, Copenhagen Contractors, Carelink and SOS International. During this period, the firms have brought in a total of DKK 5.4bn (USD 840m), Danish financial daily Børsen reports.

Falck, which was responsible for testing in three regions, has a considerable lead, having earned DKK 2.6bn (USD 400m). Communicatons Director at the firm Lise Kirkegaard reveals that the company expects a total profit of DKK 1bn from its testing activities in 2021.

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