In France, “exceptionally and until January 31”, antigenic nasal swabs for Covid-19 to be made at home they can be sold in supermarkets. The order was published in the Official Gazette and signed by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. Until now, the sale of ‘home’ tests was limited to pharmacies.
For days, large retailers (in particular E.Leclerc, Lidl, Intermarché and Systéme U) he was pressing for authorization, promising to sell the tests at cost. In France, among other things, stocks in pharmacies are running out.