US stores put limits on at-home Covid test buys due to high demand

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Washington (AFP) – The resumption of holiday travel coupled with the rapidly spreading Omicron variant left Americans scrambling Wednesday to find at-home Covid tests, leading multiple major distributors to limit the number of kits per customer. Amazon, as well as vendors on its platform, began limiting the number of tests per person Wednesday. National pharmaceutical chains CVS and Walgreens announced a maximum limit of six and four kits, respectively, per customer. For Walgreens, the decision came after an “incredible demand for at-home rapid testing” strained the company’s inventory, accord…

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