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MR D.I.Y. makes COVID-19 testing easier with nasal test kits

 With the number of COVID-19 cases rising rapidly, the focus has once again moved to the availability of test kits to make testing easier and more accessible for the masses.

Responding to this urgency, MR D.I.Y., Malaysia’s favourite home improvement retailer, has rolled out the sale of nasal self-test kits at its 900+ stores nationwide.  This follows the retailer’s introduction of saliva self-test kits in November last year. The nasal and saliva self-test kits are available at all MR. D.I.Y., MR. DOLLAR, and MR. TOY stores nationwide at always low prices.

Now, the retailer is taking this effort a step further by distributing more than 1,000 nasal self-test kits and face masks to 23 charity homes nationwide, in an effort to help stem the spread of the infection amongst some of the country’s most vulnerable communities.

Commenting on the initiative, Alex Goh, Head of Marketing, MR D.I.Y. Group said, “The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly, and it is crucial that we step up testing efforts, especially in schools, offices, factories, and homes.  To this end, MR D.I.Y. worked closely with our vendors to bring in saliva test kits last year.  By buying in bulk, we were able to make these test kits accessible to everyone who needed them at very affordable prices.

“But we realise that saliva self-test kits aren’t for everyone.  Children and the elderly in particular sometimes find them challenging to use.  So we reached out to our vendors to source nasal self-test kits, as the numbers are rapidly rising.  This effort to distribute these kits to vulnerable communities is yet another way we can help minimise the risk for these communities. Thank you to the operators and teams at these homes, who worked closely with us to ensure the nasal self-test kit reached their communities.  We truly appreciate your efforts,” said Goh.

Nasal, saliva, and whistle self-test kits as well as other protective essentials such as face masks, hand sanitisers, face shields are available at MR D.I.Y. Group stores nationwide. For more information, visit MR D.I.Y.’s website,, e-commerce platform,, and their social media channels, Facebook and Instagram.

The charity homes that are benefiting from MR D.I.Y.’s initiative are: 

Persatuan Kebajikan Wen Hua Kuala Lumpur & Selangor.

Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur.

Rumah Charis, Kuala Lumpur.

Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Kuala Lumpur.

Angels Children’s Home, Kuala Lumpur.

House of Love, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Shelter Home for Children, Klang, Selangor.

BRDB Rotary, Serdang, Selangor.

En Yuan Old Folks Home, Selangor.

Persatuan Rumah Caring Kajang, Selangor.

Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim dan OKU Mesra Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Grannies Old Folks Home, Kuantan, Pahang.

Rumah Sri Kenangan, Kelantan.

Rumah Damai, Terengganu.

Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Dan Warga Miskin Parit (Bait Al- Amin), Perak.

Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak OKU Bayan Lepas Pulau Pinang.

Medina Homecare, Kedah.

Rumah Anak Yatim Mak Teh, Perlis.

Pusat Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Bahagia, Melaka.

Persatuan Kebajikan Mesra Megah Ria Johor Bahru, Johor.

Persatuan Kebajikan Shemariah, Negeri Sembilan.

Persatuan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan OKU Leshan, Sabah.

The Sarawak Cheshire Home, Sarawak.