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COVID home test kits may soon be available in chain stores — report

A child poses with her COVID-19 home kit test that she received from her school, ahead of the opening of the new school year, in Jerusalem, on August 30, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
A child poses with her COVID-19 home kit test that she received from her school, ahead of the opening of the new school year, in Jerusalem, on August 30, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

COVID-19 home test kits may soon be available for purchase in Israel’s chain stores, not only pharmacies, according to an unsourced report by Channel 12 news.

The government is reportedly weighing the move, with each kit costing NIS 15-20 ($4.80-$6.40).

The report says about 20 million of the rapid antigen tests are expected to arrive in the country over the next two weeks, as demand for them has risen sharply in the current outbreak.

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