Covid-19 home tests pricey due to high operating costs

Ragananthini Vethasalam

A medical worker in protective gear seen at Kuala Lumpur Hospital last week. Many Malaysians are testing themselves for Covid-19 at private hospitals or using home kits following a spike in infections. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, March 26, 2020.

COVID-19 home tests tend to be expensive due to the high operational costs involved, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).

It is understood that the service can cost RM700.

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