Mercadona to start selling Covid rapid antigen tests in Portuguese supermarkets

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Mercadona to start selling Covid rapid antigen tests in Portuguese supermarkets
Mercadona to start selling Covid rapid antigen tests in Portuguese supermarkets. image: mercadona

MERCADONA is to start selling Covid rapid antigen tests from Friday, July 30, in all of its supermarkets in Portugal

Supermarket giant Mercadona will start selling coronavirus rapid antigen tests, in the form of self-tests, in its supermarkets in Portugal, starting this Friday, July 30, as announced today, Thursday, July 29, by the supermarket chain, to Europa Press in Spain.

The company will start selling these tests – a product manufactured by Genrui Biotech – from tomorrow, at a price of €2.10 for each kit, with each kit containing a test strip, an extraction tube, a nasal swab, a bag of bio-safe samples, and instructions for use.

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Mercandona continues its expansion plans in Portugal, now with 24 stores in total across the North of country, with its newest one opening this Tuesday, July 27, in Espinho.

Sources from the Valencian chain reportedly told Europa Press, that Mercadona is not considering the sale of these tests in Spain for the moment, where they can only be purchased in pharmacies, but specified that they can do so in Portugal because it is permitted by Portuguese regulation, as reported by cadenaser.com.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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