Tuesday, August 3, 2021 19:07 (GMT+7)
(CPV) – In the face of many people selling COVID-19 quick test kits of unknown origin on social networks and e-commerce websites/apps, the Ministry of Health asked the authorities to join the action. to check, and warn consumers to be careful when buying…
According to the Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy (Ministry of Industry and Trade), taking advantage of the complicated epidemic situation, on social networks and e-commerce websites/apps for sale COVID-19 rapid test kits. 19 with prices from 300,000 VND to 800,000 VND. Shippers advertise products originating from many countries such as France, Korea, Japan, China, etc. According to the advertisement, these kits have fast results, sampling is also advertised by the seller as “” extremely easy”, etc. However, the above test kits are mainly floating/portable goods without invoices and documents, not yet allowed to circulate in Vietnam.
On August 1, 2021, the Ministry of Health advised people not to buy quick test kits for sale online, not on the list licensed by the Ministry of Health. There are many types of rapid tests on the market that are sold in the market with low sensitivity, inaccurate results. People who test negative results will lose vigilance, go to many places, come into contact with many people, when in fact that result may be positive, risking spreading and spreading the disease to the community.
Therefore, to protect the interests of consumers, the Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy recommends that consumers should only buy goods at websites that have been registered or notified to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Websites must provide full information such as: Information about website owners (name of sales unit, address, phone number, tax code …), information about general transaction conditions, policies such as exchange and refund, delivery policy, still transfer, payment, privacy of consumers’ personal information.
Users if buying online: only buy COVID-19 test kit products at units that are reputable, licensed drug stores and items on the list of approved circulation by the Ministry of Health. If buying through social networks, it is necessary to read carefully the reviews of the buyers first, find out the seller’s information carefully, consider the issue of clear origin, the units are drug stores that are authorized by the company. Licenses and items on the list of permitted circulation, absolutely should not be purchased on Fanpages that do not have seller information and have no clear address, or intentionally hide the sales address when asking for information. , only accept orders via message (inbox), only sell online, not at a specific store.