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Mon Jan 3, 2022, 02:57 AM

Deal For Millions of At-Home COVID Tests Breaks Down

A state deal to purchase millions of at-home COVID-19 tests fell apart Thursday, frustrating municipalities which scrambled to distribute them and leaving Gov. Ned Lamontís administration on the defensive.

As the state COVID infection rate soared over 20%, the governor appeared at a televised press conference outside East Hartfordís public safety complex. Lamont, who announced Monday his administration had purchased 3 million rapid COVID tests, said the shipment had been secured by some other party.

ďItís not like Federal Express, where they say itís going to be delivered at 10 oíclock the next morning, if itís not there you get your money back. Itís more like surge pricing if youíve ever done Uber and Lyft, where you think youíve got a deal and at the last moment the truck goes someplace else,Ē Lamont said.

The governor declined to say who ended up with the tests that were thought to be bound for Connecticut, which company the state believed it had an agreement with or whether the state would continue to work with that organization. He said there was competition for the order.

Read more: https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2021/12/30/deal-for-millions-of-at-home-covid-tests-breaks-down/

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