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Amazon.com to cut cost of COVID-19 PCR test kits

Amazon's JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York City

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com said it will cut the cost of its direct-to-consumer COVID-19 PCR Test Collection kit to $36.99, a $3 price reduction.

The U.S. retailer said the price cut reflects its costs for selling the FDA-approved kit and is the result of a public-private partnership with the Biden administration.

The White House said Thursday that Amazon, Walmart, and Kroger will sell at home rapid COVID-19 tests at-cost for the next three months.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese)