COVID-19 self-test kits will now cost as little as RM6.90 per unit.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi said the sale of the test kits will also be expanded to more premises, including supermarkets, convenience stores, and petrol stations.

"For sure, this is good news as far as consumers are concerned, considering the current situation, and the need for self-tests to be carried out," The Star quoted the minister saying after launching the sale of COVID-19 self-test kits at a supermarket in Sepang yesterday.

Prior to this, the test kits were only sold at selected pharmacies and clinics, at a maxium retail price of RM19.90 per unit, and wholesale price of RM16 per unit.

According to Nanta further, the government will soon announce the new ceiling price of the test kits, by considering the interests of both consumers, and traders.

To date, 2.47 million people have been infected with COVID-19 in the country, while 28,795 people have died from it.

The global COVID-19 infection and death tally has surpassed 247 million, and 5 million, respectively.

Source: The Star
Photo source: Astro Awani