Mar 14, 2022|
JD.com Starts Selling COVID Self-Test Kits in China
by Vivian Yang
JD Health, a healthcare subsidiary under JD.com, started online booking of COVID antigen self-test kits on March 13th. JD Health is one of China’s first online distributors of the test kits after China’s National Medical Products Administration approved them to enter the market on the same day.
China’s National Health Commission said last Friday that the tests would be used by the general public for early detection.
Anybody can now start to book self-test kits through JD’s App and place orders as soon as the official sales process kicks off in the coming days.
JD Health offers one-stop anti-COVID support online
JD Health has immediately formed a collaboration with three test kits manufacturers for online supplies, including Hotgen Biotech, Wantai Biological, and Lepu Technology.
Compared with nucleic acid tests, though not as accurate, antigen tests provide a more convenient and rapid way for everyone to detect and report early cases, thus improving monitoring response speed and virus tractability in face of China’s new waves of local infections.