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Posts ministry offers rapid test kits at cost from South Korea, China

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A man uses a rapid test kit at his workplace in Phnom Penh. Hong Menea

Posts ministry offers rapid test kits at cost from South Korea, China

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has announced that it will distribute two types of Covid-19 antigen rapid tests from South Korea and China, which will be made widely available at cost price.

The ministry aims for the distribution to support current efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in a timely manner.

The test kits will be available to public and private institutions, enterprises, factories, private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, sub-pharmacies, distributors and the general public.

The first type of test kit is the SD Biosensor (Standard Q) from South Korea. A box of SD Biosensor contains 25 kits, with each unit costing $3.70. The other type is the Covid-19 Healgen Antigen Rapid Test from China to be sold at $2 per unit, with each box containing 20 kits.

Ministry secretary of state So Visothy said that in the next two months, the ministry will import enough rapid test kits to meet the demands.

It said the use of test kits requires no conditions. However, the public should carefully follow the Ministry of Health’s instructions via https://fb.watch/v/2Sc5HvMbT/.

The ministry said rapid test kits can be bought through the automatic purchasing system at mptc.gov.kh/rt or directly from the ministry headquarters in Daun Penh district’s Srah Chak commune.

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