Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today announced that the ceiling price for Covid-19 rapid test kits has been set at RM19.90 for retail and RM16 for wholesale.
“We will also be exploring bulk purchase options to drive the price down further and also look at providing free kits for B40 families,” he said in a post on Twitter.
The ceiling price will take effect from Sept 5.
Khairy had said yesterday that Malaysians should get used to testing themselves as part of preparations for the endemic phase of Covid-19 which is expected to occur by the end of October.
There are currently 11 brands of Covid-19 self-test kits which have been given conditional approval by the health ministry for public use.