COVID19: China reduces the cost of nucleic acid testing

China’s National Health Care Security Administration has asked public hospitals to further reduce the cost of nucleic acid testing under COVID19.

As of Friday, hospitals in 30 provincial-level regions have lowered prices from 60 yuan per person for a single test to 40 yuan or less, according to the administration.

The price for testing a group of 10 individuals should not exceed 10 yuan per person, said the administration.

As of Saturday, Beijing residents will pay 35 yuan for a single nucleic acid test and 8 yuan for a group test.