With the country’s three largest pathology groups announcing that they will reduce the prices of Covid-19 PCR tests there are still calls for these prices to be reduced even further.

Pathcare, Ampath and Lancet have now agreed to reduce the price of their Covid-19 PCR tests from R850 to R500 per test.

A Gauteng health expert, Dr Kgosi Letlape spoke to e-NCA and says in countries like India and Zimbabwe, people sometimes pay up to less than R300 per test.

Letlape says government needs to determine the real price of these tests.

He urges that the price be reduced even more.

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The Deputy Tourism Minister, Fish Mahlalela has called on tourism operators to make their activities and attractions more affordable for locals.

During the official Tourism Day celebrations he said this will encourage a more inclusive tourism sector.

Mahlalela said pricing is one of the biggest factors that discourage locals from enjoying South Africa’s tourism offerings.

Read the Deputy Minister’s full speech here.

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