Walmart, U.S. pharmacy chains cap COVID-19 test sales amid Omicron surge By Reuters

Walmart, U.S. pharmacy chains cap COVID-19 test sales amid Omicron surge By Reuters
Walmart, U.S. pharmacy chains cap COVID-19 test sales amid Omicron surge© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk by a Walgreens, owned by the Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) -Walmart Inc, Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:) and CVS Health Corp (NYSE:) have limited sales of at-home COVID-19 testing kits as demand surges due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The variant has become dominant in the United States with lightning speed, dashing hopes for a more normal holiday season, resurrecting restrictions and stretching the country’s testing infrastructure ahead of holiday travel and gatherings.

Walgreens said in an emailed statement on Tuesday that it would limit both online and in-store purchases of test kits to four per customer. The company also said it was working with suppliers to catch up with demand.

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