COVID-19 Self-Test Kits Are Now Capped At RM19.90

Meanwhile, the ceiling price for wholesale is RM16.

Cover image via Bernama/New Straits Times

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The government has set a new ceiling price for COVID-19 self-test kits that will take effect from this Sunday, 5 September

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced today, 2 September, that the ceiling prices for these rapid test kits will now be RM19.90 for retail and RM16 for wholesale.

He added that the ministry will try bringing the price down further with bulk purchases and will look at providing free kits to B40 families.

Khairy said Malaysians should get used to testing themselves regularly as the country is expected to move into an endemic phase of COVID-19 by the end of October

"Once we enter the endemic phase, whether you have been vaccinated or not, you need to test yourself quite regularly," he said in a press conference yesterday, reported The Star.

"For this, we intend to make testing more affordable and more accessible."

There are currently 12 brands of COVID-19 self-test kits approved by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for public use:

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