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Supermarkets sold "between 1.5 and 2 million" self-tests from December 28 to January 2

2022-01-04T14:55:20.409Z

The sale of self-tests to detect Covid-19 has been authorized outside pharmacies "exceptionally and until January 31, 2022"



The supermarket

chains

sold "

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.

Read alsoCovid-19: are the self-tests reliable?

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.

Source: lefigaro

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