Covid-19 Self-Test Kits Now Available At RM4.90 Per Unit
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Malaysians can now purchase Covid-19 self-test kits at a low price of RM4.90 per unit at 99 Speedmart outlets, revealed the minister of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

Sharing his thoughts via a Facebook post, the minister said that he appreciates the cooperation provided by businesses in KPDNHEP’s continuous effort to lower the price of Covid-19 self-test kits. Earlier this year, the self-test kits were sold at about RM39.90 per unit, but the ministry subsequently fixed the ceiling price at RM19.90 per unit (retail price).

The cost was further brought down to RM6.60 when KPDNHEP provided approval for supermarkets, convenience stores, and petrol stations to sell the test kits as well. Previously, only selected clinics and pharmacies were permitted to sell them. With this new allowance, 7,302 premises nationwide are now allowed to sell Covid-19 self-test kits that are approved by the Health Ministry and the Medical Device Authority (MDA).

“Today, I am very happy to see the initiative taken by 99 Speedmart that has already started selling this kit at the price of RM4.90 per unit,” said Datuk Seri Alexander, adding that affordable Covid-19 self-test kits are important as they have become essential items in households these days. This is especially the case with the reopening of various economic sectors, employment, as well as schools and education institutions.

Datuk Seri Alexander also urged more premises to take the same measure in the near future. “I want this kit to be able to be bought at an affordable price so that all citizens can carry out self-tests frequently,” he said.

(Source: Malay Mail)

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