Tengku Zafrul: Govt to revise down Covid-19 self test-kit price by year end

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 09 Sep 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The government is looking at further revising down the price of Covid-19 self-test kits by end of this year to make them accessible to everyone.

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (pic) said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and the Ministry of Health were looking into the matter.

"To expand testing efforts, the Ministry of Health has recognised RTK Antigen and approved several Covid-19 self-test kits which can be bought in pharmacies nationwide.

"In making the self-test kits accessible to everyone, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and the Ministry of Health have set the ceiling price at below RM20 per set," he said in a special address during the virtually-held National Recovery Plan Summit on Thursday (Sept 9).

The government has set the retail ceiling price for the Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit at RM19.90 per set and RM16 per set for wholesale price, effective Sept 5.

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