between 1.5 and 2 million
" of self-tests for Covid-19 between December 28 and January 2, according to the data analysis company IRI, cited by the media specialist in the LSA sector.
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Nearly 500,000 boxes of self-tests, which can contain one or more self-tests, were sold in four days of sale, on December 28, 29, 30, 2021 and January 2, 2022, according to IRI, for a turnover of 3 million euros and "
between 1.5 and 2 million self-tests
" sold, says Emily Mayer, IRI.
The sale of self-tests to screen for Covid-19 has been authorized outside pharmacies "
exceptionally and until January 31, 2022
" by the government to cope with the explosion in demand in the context of the fifth wave of Covid -19.
Before the Laws Committee of the National Assembly on December 29, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran had indicated that the pharmacies had "
distributed more self-tests in a few days than over the last six months
", around 6 million the week of Christmas.
By adding the 7.3 million PCR and antigenic tests carried out over the same period, "
we have risen to more than 13 million tests
", he underlined.
It is a derogation, but in no case should it contravene in the long term the question of the pharmaceutical monopoly for medical devices
", he had specified.