A Covid-19 tester has been fired after offering to give a woman a false negative result in exchange for her phone number and agreeing to go on a date with him.
The unnamed woman from Vienna, Austria, had gone to the test centre to get a Covid-19 antigen test.
But when she went to collect her test results at the Ferry-Dusika-Hallenstadion indoor arena on March 15, a tester told her she had tested positive for the virus.
However, the man offered to give her a negative certificate in exchange for her number and a date.
According to reports, the tester told her: “Your test result is here. Your corona test is positive, but if you give me your phone number and go out with me, I will issue you a negative certificate.”
The woman immediately left and complained to the centre via email, after which the tester was fired.
His identity has not been revealed but according to local media, he is an Austrian of Turkish heritage.
The Mirror has contacted Stadt Wien for comment.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Austria has reported 504,581 cases and 8,982 Covid-related deaths.
We previously reported that some travellers were using fake negative Covid-19 test ‘certificates’ to board flights from the UK.
The rule breakers said they were able to board flights after doctoring someone else’s negative test emails and changing their name to their own.
They then simply printed them out and handed them to check-in staff at UK airports.