With the Government’s plans to start subsiding antigen tests being delayed, several retailers have begun selling the tests for as little as €1.99.
It was expected that pharmacies would sell the tests for €2 to €3, however, retailers such as Lidl and Mr. Price have announced their own plans.
Lidl will be selling the tests for €2.99 from tomorrow while popular discount shop Mr. Price will be selling the tests for €1.99.
It has been noted that these tests have been approved for use in the EU.
Lidl CEO JP Scally stated that making the tests “affordable and accessible for everyone is the right thing to do”.
A spokesperson for Mr. Price stated, “We’re not waiting for any subsidy from the government.”
Both retailers have stressed the importance of affordable antigen tests while acknowledging the public’s frustration over waiting for Government subsidies.
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