Govt plans to reduce Covid-19 self test kit price


THE government is mulling plans to further reduce the ceiling price of Covid-19 self test kits as it is now considered a necessity for every household.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the kits will also be sold at other premises beyond community pharmacies for better access to the public.

“Two days ago I had a discussion with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs minister to reduce the selling price of these kits in the future and expand its sales to other premises such as convenience stores, supermarkets and other suitable locations.

“This is because the kits are now deemed as a necessity in the new normal which will support the country’s recovery process as more economic sectors and social activities are allowed to operate,” he said in his speech during the wind up for the Royal Address debate in Dewan Rakyat today.