Malaysians are advised to only purchase government-approved COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit-Antigen (Self-Test) test kits online.
This is to avoid getting cheated with bogus products that could endanger Malaysians’ safety and health.
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According to Astro AWANI, Sibu district head enforcement officer of the Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Ministry Kelyn Bolhassan said, up to September 1st, there are 14 licensed companies in Malaysia that distribute rapid test kit products approved by the Health Ministry’s (MOH) Medical Device Authority (MDA).
“We haven’t got any information on those selling test kits online. This kit is only sold by MDA-approved sellers, thus, members of the public should check the product’s approval status first before purchasing online,” he said.
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So guys, remember to buy your test kits from licensed pharmacies and health clinics!
The controlled wholesale price of the test kit is RM16 while the retail price set by the government is RM19.90, effective September 5th.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat