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Mercadona starts selling rapid antigen tests in its supermarkets in Portugal

One of the supermarket chain's stores.
One of the supermarket chain's stores. / SUR
  • In Spain, coronavirus self-test kits can only be purchased in pharmacies - at the moment

Mercadona has started selling Covid-19 rapid antigen tests, in the form of self-test kits, in its supermarkets in Portugal from this Friday, 30 July.

The company has announced the product, manufactured by Genrui Biotech, will sell at a price of 2.10 euros per kit, which consists of a test strip, an extraction tube, a nasal swab and instructions for use.

According to company sources, Mercadona is not considering the sale of these kits in Spain at the moment, where they can only be bought in pharmacies, and said that they can do so in Portugal because it is permitted by Portuguese regulations.