UPDATE 2 (20/03 6:20PM):
MyEG has released another statement in which the company thanked the Ministry of Health for removing the Facebook post that claimed the MyEG COVID-19 rapid test kit is fake. In the statement, the company also pointed out that the kit has apparently received approval from other authorities across the world.
Here is the full statement, which MyEG has published on its Facebook page:
As shown above, MyEG is still committed to providing refunds if the kit didn’t manage to arrive in Malaysia for any given reason.
We have also verified that MoH has indeed removed the original fake new post on its Facebook page. In the end, we are still left wondering of what actually happened whether its miscommunication or something else but we suppose we should expect to see MyEG test kit in the market very soon.
UPDATE (18/03 – 3:15PM):
MyEG has released a statement in response to the claim by the Ministry of Health (MoH) that its COVID-19 rapid test kit is fake. In general, the company reiterated once again that its test kit is legit and only awaiting for approvals from the authorities which is ironically, MoH itself.
Here is the statement, in full:
At this time, MyEG still taking pre-orders of the kit through its website while the post by MoH is still online on its Facebook page. Looks like none of the parties are backing down from their respective claims.
ORIGINAL STORY (18/03 – 12:08 PM):
In a post of its Facebook page today, Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that the COVID-19 rapid test kit is fake news. Despite that, the test kit is still being featured on MyEG’s official website at the time this article is published.
The post was published on Ministry of Health’s Facebook page at 11:30 AM today:
Compare that to the screenshot of MyEG official website that we snapped at 11:48 AM today:
(Thanks for the tips, Liew!)