Walmart, Amazon, Kroger to offer significantly discounted at-home COVID-19 tests

Walmart, Amazon and Kroger will all start selling at-home COVID-19 tests at significantly reduced prices as part of the Biden administration's plan to combat the virus, Insider reported Sept. 8. 

As part of a multipronged plan the administration released Sept. 9 to combat the spread of the virus, the government is working with the retailers to make tests more widely available and easier to access. 

The three retailers will sell the tests at-cost, meaning they will cost up to 35 percent less in both stores and online for the next three months. The administration said the price reductions will be in place by the end of this week, Insider reported. 

The White House is also using the Defense Production Act to boost production of rapid COVID-19 tests that can be completed at home, and the number of pharmacies offering free tests as part of HHS' free testing program has been expanded to 10,000.  

Additionally, almost 25 million rapid tests will be sent to hundreds of food banks and more than 1,000 community health centers across the U.S., according to Insider

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