10 a.mart stores selling COVID rapid test kits

Taipei, May 4 (CNA) Supermarket chain a.mart announced that it will start selling domestic COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits at 10 stores in northern Taiwan from Thursday.

According to a.mart, each disposable test kit costs NT $ 180 (US $ 6.1), and shoppers can buy up to two tests at once.

The COVID-19 self-test kit manufactured by Eternal Materials Co. in Taiwan will be sold at: 10 a.mart stores with drug licenses in Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu

The Kilong store, Zhongxiao store, and Kimbi store in Taipei. Shinkita Eiwa store, Mie store, Itabashi Minamiya store. Taoyuan Taoyuan store and Yangmei store. There are also Hsinchu and Tsunejo stores in Hsinchu City.

Eternal Materials announced on April 21 that it has been licensed by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration to manufacture a COVID-19 rapid antigen test kit under a special exemption, and that the company will begin shipping the kit in May.

With the surge in demand for rapid diagnostics due to the surge in domestic COVID-19 infections, the government launched a name-based distribution system for the sale of rapid diagnostic kits on April 28.

Other retailers

In addition to a.mart, retailers such as Carrefour Taiwan, Cosmed, and Watsons also sell such tests in limited quantities.

Carrefour currently offers FORA / VTRUST and Roche COVID-19 rapid antigen testing, and FORA / VTRUST disposable kits are priced at NT $ 200 and NT $ 975 in 5 packs.

Tuan Fang-chi, a pharmacist working at a.mart pharmacy, says that as the number of individuals with mild symptoms of COVID-19 isolated at home increases, they will use cold remedies that can be used to relieve the symptoms. As I said, demand has been increasing recently. 10 a.mart stores selling COVID rapid test kits

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