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Maharashtra govt reduces RT-PCR test rate to Rs 500 at collection centres, Rs 800 at home

This is the sixth time the government has reduced the rate of RT-PCR tests. In December, the price was capped at Rs 700 for tests conducted at private laboratories.

March 31, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST
Maharashtra has witnessed a resurgence in coronavirus crisis since February 2021 (Representative image)

Maharashtra has witnessed a resurgence in coronavirus crisis since February 2021 (Representative image)

The Maharashtra government on March 31 announced a reduction in RT-PCR test rates, with a cap of Rs 500 been imposed for the tests conducted at collection centres.

If a person undergoes the RT-PCR test at a COVID centre, quarantine centre or an isolation facility, then a maximum charge of Rs 600 would be levied.

If the test samples are collected from home, the cost of RT-PCR test would not exceed Rs 800, news agency ANI reported.

The rate of rapid-antigen tests has also been capped at Rs 150, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope tweeted.