The price of rapid coronavirus antigen tests could drop as a result of retail shops being allowed to sell them as of Wednesday, the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYÉI) said.
The antigen tests can be sold by all shops that hold a licence to distribute pharmaceuticals, including retail chains, drugstores and petrol stations, OGYÉI said in a statement on Thursday. Formerly, only pharmacies and medical supplies retailers were allowed to sell the tests, it added.
Currently 758 retailers are licenced to distribute pharmaceuticals around Hungary, OGYÉI said.
The price of PCR tests will remain regulated at a maximum 19,500 forints (EUR 55), it added.
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