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Covid-19 Self-Test Kits Can Now Be Purchased At 99 Speedmart Outlets For As Low As RM4.90


According to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Covid-19 self-test kits can now be purchased at 99 Speedmart outlets for as low as RM4.90. Initially, self-test kits were priced at RM39.90 but has been brought down to its lowest-ever price now.


The minister said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) heard the voice of the public who were affected by the previous high price, and successfully reduced the self-test kit prices to a maximum retail price of RM19.90. Discussions between KPDNHEP and the MOH came to an agreement that the price for the self-test kits had to be reduced without compromising the quality of the test kits.


“I want this kit to be able to be bought at an affordable price so that all citizens can carry out self-tests frequently. As of now, KPDNHEP has already granted approvals to 7,302 premises nationwide to sell self-test kits approved by the Health Ministry and MDA. The expansion of this selling has already seen this kit’s price being sold at RM6.90," he said.


“But 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. I hope more premises will take the same measure in the nearest future,” he added.


As the Covid-19 cases are still high in the country, Covid-19 self-test kits are definitely an essential within a household for everyone to frequently carry out self-testing.



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